HI everyone, I’m Alex, I am in my 3rd year of serious riding (no racing in the past or on the horizon). I’ve raised my FTP from 196 to 268w over the course of 2 years with no training but just riding solo and in groups. January 1 2019 I started on my TR journey to 300w FTP that I’m hoping to achieve by the end of the plan May 22 2019. I’ve already made some mistakes, dove right into medium volume and overdid it on the weekly TSS so am stepping back to low volume for SSB2 and general build, with an extra 2 hours of recovery riding at 50-60% FTP. I have also made some healthier choices this year, totally gave up my nicottine consumption (was mostly vaping), but am still enjoying a few drinks a week, and regular THC consumption as I’ve done for the past 10 years. Here are some of my 2018 stats, I am fairly happy with everything except my 20 min power which I think was partly limited by my constant vaping.
15s: 1095w 13.8w/kg
1m: 674w 8.5w/kg
5m: 376w 4.75w/kg
20m: 276w 3.4w/kg
If you had to give me one tip for nutrition, training, etc. what would it be? What discoveries have you made in your journies that may help me? I don’t really know why I’m doing this because I’m not a racer (I think most here are) but I just want to see how far i can push myself and ride with the next level of fast locals.