Riding and racing for almost 30 years so any gains I get are going to be tough. But…managed to go from 280 to 289 (~3.3 w/kg) in the last “3 week + 1 week recovery” short power build low volume supplemented with zone 2 rides to give me tss in the 500’s during the work week. I’m looking forward to busting out another 3 work weeks and 1 recovery and testing again. I’m a time trialist but short power build seemed to move my needle whereas sustained power just make me tired and cranky.
But how do we keep those gains? Where do you go after build when you don’t know when your big races are coming?