Hi guys I’mabout to complete low volume traditionnal base. I decided to do that because I got back to more serious training after 4 years of severe illness one of wich was a stroke 2 years ago and very little riding in this period about 500-1000 km a year. My FTP went from 107 to about 134 over the last 3 months.
Now I’m wondering what to do next. I had a very hard last week at over 400 tss. The plan was about 300. I did one race and a modified hesperus that was 159 TSS instead of 119. This week is hard. I did the work out relatively comfortably but I feel it much more than last week where I felt a huge boost in form and fitness. next week is my recovery week and I plan to take full advatage of it.
Now what should I do next? At his point I know my biggest limiter is my VO2 max. I was pondering with 2 ideas. 1. Do low volume SSB2. 2. Do the low volume general power build. End of april is the beginning of the racing season. Got My licence this week. Cat 5. My first real objective is mid june. I’m a small guy, currently 62 kg, 5-7 kg overweight. And hills are my preferred terrain and the one I’m most likely to perform. So I got some time to peak. And I want to increase my capacity to handle volume. Such as to be able to tacle the mid volume next season.
I should add that my exploitable FTP in race for example sit at about 88% of my MAP taken from a ramp test.
Thanks for any help.