Hi all, my first post on TR.
I’ve been reading the forums and listening the podcast for a long time,I have to say congratz because you guys have an amazing comunity!
I am from Argentina, I started MTB 2 years ago (in the middle of my 3rd season now). Until now I was training myself with a HR monitor, this year I was avg 10-12hrs / week with only outdoor rides.
Last week I got a Kickr snap and today I did my first test ramp (thanks @rkoswald for the referral )
the previous month I did some kind of base building with outdoor rides, so I will jump into the specific phase now, I chose the XCM plan, my idea is to do 3 indoor specific works per week and 2 or 3 outdoor rides (1 long ride for the weekend, and 1 o 2 in the week to improve my skills - a big weakness for me - )
My question is, what do you recommend me to do??
- low volume ? doing the 3 workout indoor and take the outdoor rides for long rides (endurance) and skill improvement
- mid volume ? doing 3 workout indoor and try to do the other 2 outside with my HR monitor (I know it is not the same) and take some time of the ride to practice mtb skills