Greetings TR Forum,
First post so here goes. I seem to have reached a bit of a power plateau after 6 months of structured training. It happens I know but curious to get insights on how to best move forward. Got back into cycling in 2019, mostly mountain biking but in Sep 20 purchased a road bike after moving cities. Over that time I built up riding volume (12,200k in 2021) and intensity (weekly TSS 650 to 750). I started with Trainer road in July 21 and have essentially been on low volume build plans since and now taking advantage of adaptive training. I do the structured rides Mon, Wed and Friday with a high tempo unstructured ride outside on Saturday (2 to 3hrs) and a longer lower unstructured lower tempo ride Sunday (3+hrs), in mtb season at least one weekend ride is off-road. From time to time I’ll do a week of MTB.
The first FTP test was 260 last July, Last FTP before xmas was 285. I was in the high 7 and 8’s for workouts across sweet spot, threshold, V02, and anaerobic. There is no doubt I am fitter and faster. Not really training for something specific other than the love of a bike and the process of getting better. I might do a stage race in October.
- Just keep doing what I am doing, progress will come?
- Go back to a big sweet spot base block, then come back to build and possibly speciality?
- Rest more (it’s been 10 weeks since my weekly TSS has been below 650)
- Or am I totally asking the wrong questions?
Definitely appreciate the wisdom of others who have been here before.