I joined TR a month ago leading up to my vacation last week. Purpose was to do some climbs in the French alps, so TR suggested a 4 week custom sustained power build, from which i had the feeling i benefitted quite a bit during my rides in the mountains.
Last ride was on Thursday, and now TR has scheduled an active recovery week this week. So, looking to the future, I want to do the Marmotte once again next year as my main objective, and so presumably I have 44 weeks to plan before the event. Obviously, the objective is to bump my FTP (now 287 for 71 kg) and to work on my sustained power on climbs since i’m having trouble keeping 90% of my FTP for longer than an hour.
The plan builder suggests the following phases: SSB1 - SSB2 - Sustained PB - Climbing Road Race - Sustained PB - Climbing Road race (total of 44 weeks).
Does this look suitable for me? Is now a good time to slow down a bit and actually start ‘Winter training’ already, or should I throw in an extra block of build phase and specialty phase, so I can start with a traditional plan 28 weeks before the event?
Thanks in advance!