I’ve used trainerroad for two seasons, 2019 will be by third. My speciality is the niche-within-a-niche that is the British Hill Climb. Most of my races are between 2 and 4 minutes at around 130 to 150% FTP (I don’t have power on the road so I can only go with Strava estimates). My first season using TR catapulted me from top tens to consistent podiums and several wins
In the past I’ve gone with SSB1&2, Short Power Build then Criterium specialism. The thing is, I don’t need repeatable power, just one or sometimes two 3 minute efforts in a day, maximum of four races in a weekend. The National HC course this year is much longer than usual (and suits me perfectly) - 5km @ 6%. I’ve not done the maths but I reckon it’ll be around 14 minutes. It’s at the end of October, the proceeding six weeks making up the HC season.
None of my other races are this long, the ones I want to do well on are all around 4 mins. SO - which plan do I choose? Maximum 4 minute power with no need for repeatability. Can I train for the 2 to 4 minute efforts and hope my aerobic fitness will carry me through the 14 minute National Champs? I’ll have a good aerobic base by then anyway with long weekend rides and ten days in the mountains around Girona in September.
Do any of the plans fit, or should I be cobbling together my own build and specialism? Thanks for any help!