I was given a trial for a month. I created my program, given my time and goals. I have a couple of questions/concerns:
I have an event on Jan/31/21. This is a particular special event, a massive, constant 50 mile climb 13k ft in elevation change.
Issue 1: I can’t find any programming designed for this type of effort. It’s a mix of a grand fondo with a race climb / sustained power effort.
Issue 2: When I program the training to start in Oct 1…it gives me only 1 week of specialty phase, this being the week before the event. Which is nuts.
Issue 3: A more personal issue is that I don’t know how to incorporate my long weekend ride into the picture. The idea of doing structured workouts outside is crazy to me. I like to go outside to climb big mountains, put big efforts, enjoy nature, not to be looking at a computer like a maniac. I do like structured stuff in the trainer.
It seems to me that It is required that I get a lot more knowledgeable about structured training, workouts and what not, in order to:
Modify the program to my goals and preferences
Incorporate my un-structured outside rides
In which case, I guess I would be paying TR for the organization, calendar, connectivity, feedback. Not for the programming. Which is ok. I think
I was wondering if any of you have or have had these concerns and how did you go about it.