Hey guys! I’m about to join Trainerroad after a long time, but I’d love to hear some advice in terms of my training.
- I’m 26 Y/O and currently have a fair amount of time to train (10-15h/week). I started with cycling in 2016 coming from weightlifting, and I’ve always struggled with endurance (Great sprint power but horrendous FTP).
- From 2016 to 2019, I was never totally consistent because of work, life, etc. My overall best was an FTP of 222W in 2018 weighting 70kg (3.14w/kg).
- In 2019 I moved to a new country to study and stopped training (gym and cycling). By January 2020, I was 74kg and fat.
I finally decided to go back to train in January, and my first FTP test was 150W and 74kg (2.03 W/kg).
Since January, I did the Zwift FTP Builder that brought me to 180W and 72kg (2.5 W/kg) in April. The toughest week was 547 TSS.
Starting in May, I decided to do something kind of similar to traditional Base in Trainerroad to target my endurance weakness. I Did a lot of Z2 training with around 10-14 hours a week and a weekly TSS of 400-600.
This week I did a test an found an FTP of 208W, and I’m currently weighing 64.8kg (3.21 W/KG).
I’ve decided I want to get more serious so I’m joining Trainerroad and I’m targeting a couple of races this December. I’ve figured out that I should probably do SSB2>BUILD >SPECIALTY CLIMB. But I’m unsure whether I should go with High volume or just Mid Volume? Right now, I have the time and commitment to stick to either plan, but I feel afraid of the weeks with TSS over 600 as so far I’ve been averaging 500. On the other hand, I want to maximize my chances of reaching 4w/kg.