I’m trying to get away from Zwift towards something more structured, and hence signed up to TrainerRoad. It’s difficult with real life and other cycling commitments to really figure out how to develop a good training plan, so my question is what do I do to rectify that and create a good plan withing TrainerRoad.
My life commitments and planned A and B goal rides.
Thursdays: Outdoor TTT + riding there and back. 90minTTT + 60-90min ride to start and back. 180-230 TSS
Saturday group ride: 3-4 hours: 150-250 TSS (I can adjust the TSS on the day by selecting difficulty of group, and of course how much I sit on the front).
Holiday: August 10th to 16th. It’s unlikely I’ll be able to ride at all during this time. I can’t take my bike, and can’t see any rental places near where I am staying.
My big races are:
A: August 23rd - 5 hour 100mile attempt with 1 other rider
B: September 12th - “The Struggle”. 108miles, 3000m climbing.
So… I’ve been thinking of a couple of different ideas.
Either go for a low volume plan, and just do the outdoor rides as well. Or go for a high volume plan, but put both the Thursday and Saturday rides in the plan builder as C grade events?
But how would I adjust for the holiday?
I could drop the outdoor rides very occasionally, but I wouldn’t want to too often. At 38 years old I don’t think I’m going to change the world of cycling any time soon! So I want to really push myself to become as strong as I can be, but not at the detriment of actually enjoying the social side of the sport!
Can’t wait to see what you guys have to say!