I know Sweet Spot base is the preferred plan that TR will recommend. But as I’ll be getting an earlier start on my winter/indoor training this year I was considering trying out a Traditional Base plan.
I’ve been riding a decent volume (100-ish flat miles/week) during the summer, but haven’t been following any sort of structured plan for the past few months.
I’ve recently started a strength training program that I’ll be continuing (I’ve never done any strength work in addition to structured riding), and I’ll also be trying to lose some quarantine weight in the process.
My thoughts were that the lower intensity levels of the TB plan would allow me to incorporate all of these together and adjust to it all easier than a SSB plan would.
However I know the real benefits of traditional base come from the longer hours at the lower intensity, so my question is…can i still make fitness (FTP) improvements on the bike with a low volume traditional base plan? Or should I just stick to SSB if I can’t fit in the Mid/High volume Traditional Base?