Background: I’ve been a casual road cyclist for 25 years but never over 100km/week and never any real consistency. In the last few years I have done some harder sessions like hill repeats but still without the consistency. In May I got a power meter and it’s completely changed the way I ride. I started adding some structure and consistency and last week joined TR. My numbers have been ticking up since May (FTP 199 > 271, VO2 52 > 67). My goal is a PB on a local 20-minute climb so I’ve chosen the “Climbing Road Race” in TR and am currently doing SSBLV1.
Here’s the question: as Covid restrictions ease in Melbourne I want to start doing hilly rides further afield some weekends. What is the best way to make this work with the TR training? Do I add it as an extra ride, just do it instead of the TR one or try to somehow blend it with the scheduled TR ride? I’ve read on other threads about adding weekly TSS with low intensity rides but the hilly rides would probably be quite intense.
Thanks in advance!