Been on trainerroad now for 3 years.
- Year 1: went from 214 - 290 (4.5 W/KG) on 12 hours a week maximum.
- Year 2: Hovered around 285 at around 10 hours maximum.
- Year 3: same as year 2.
All this using SS Base, General Build and Rolling Road race speciality.
Mostly the MV plans but I usually try to do the HV base plans to lay down as good a base as possible. It’s rare I miss training days.
I generally do all of my training indoors, venturing outside rarely in years 2 and 3. I used to sub 1 ride a week at Base time for a long Z2 outdoor ride but can’t anymore. I tend to venture outside a little more when races are near to refresh bike handling etc.
I feel like I’m giving all I can with the free time available to me. Any advice on how I can push through this 285-290 FTP ceiling I have hit the past 2 years?
By the way, I’m pretty fast I know, especially uphill, when we look at average W/KG. Am I at my limit for the time I have or is there any thing I can do to better use my time?
Should I try all HV plans? Maybe but HV plans really destroy me…
Should I try weight training?
Vary the build and speciality plans I do?
Or do traditional base and not sweet spot?
Thanks for reading.