Hi All - Got great feedback last time I posted so hoping for the same this time from this great group!
Doing my first IM in Lake Placid. Cycling is my weakness and I just moved to an area lacking hills. I just completed TR’s high volume IM70.3 plan. I increased my FTP from 190 to 215 (I’m 6’ / 208). My two best rides were 76.9 mi / 4,635 ft in 4:52 and 71.3 mi / 2,378 ft in 4:04. I need to get stronger cycling and especially climbing so I’m not fried at the end … so I can run.
While I can get climbing reps w/ Zwift I really REALLY like the structure of TR. So my reasoning is watts are watts, endurance is endurance, and cardio is cardio …
Thinking between now and when I officially start TR’s medium volume full IM plan (probably in December) I would do SSBMV II and then MV Power Build. I’d like to start my IM plan much stronger at cycling than I am right now. What do you think?
Since it’s usually 5-6 hours on the bike w/ these plans I’m hoping to still squeak in one long swim and ~12 miles running on top of it to maintain the other disciplines.