I hope this does not come across arrogant and strange but I would like to open a thread where seasoned/competitive athletes can have an exchange.
From what I read in this forum most people are time crunched (and assume every one else is time crunched). However, this may not be true for everyone here). I started racing as a kid, had my usual life breaks but was consistent with my sport. Now, between 40 and 50, I train 15-20 hours a week. I make the podium in endurance events in my age group and get into the top ranks in the overall classification.
But I’m struggling with how to structure my training. Those plateaus. I had a longish break from racing after our kids were born and I’m back into for 3-4 years now. I often hear that you have to target different systems at different times in order to overcome those plateaus. What is the experience here? Does anyone have experience with this. I’m really looking for experience and not theoretical ponderings.
Apart from this, how do manage to get in your hours. Just tell your story. I will once this thread has caught on.