New to TrainerRoad, but very excited to dive in. I’ve got a pretty long background timewise, but I’ve hit the point where I realized that just riding a bunch has sorta plateaued.
I’ve got an IM under my belt, and just did two 50s (running) this spring. Thing is, I’m not THAT fast, and I’m ready to put the work in to change that. LSD run pace of appx 10:00, FTP guessing at about 175 (6ft, 160lb, 30M). Ramp test tomorrow.
My goals this summer are to get faster, point blank. I might throw a race in for fun, but consider my 2019 to be just one long workout. I may be moving cross country anyway, so I’m resistant to signing up for anything.
So here’s the deal: Do I go with a triathlon base, or more of just a cycling plan? I understand that obviously there are compromises, so maybe the answer is just, “well what do you want to be faster at,” but I’d love to learn what y’all think. And then, is there any opinion as to what distance of a tri plan to select, if I go that route? I was thinking maybe the half, just to get a bit of higher end stuff in there, vs quit so much Z2? But ultimately I am open to absorbing the group’s knowledge.
TLDR: I want to get faster and I’m a triathlete; should I pick a tri plan even if I don’t have any races coming? If so, what distance? I have 8-10mos.