So next fall I am going to be going to PSU and I plan on trying racing with their club team. I want to specialize in hilly distance rides (40-80+ miles) (kinda don’t wanna do crits).
I am a smaller guy and I weigh 114lbs and I am 5’3” and I (as expected) am strongest at hills as I pass fairly strong riders fairly easily.
In group rides I ride with the 2’s (second fastest group) and we average 20mph over 25-30 miles and it’s pretty manageable. I can go out solo for 90% effort and average 20mph.
On the rides I notice that I have to work harder on downhills and especially flats and I put in less effort on climbs (no matter grade).
Any thoughts on training plans to get me faster on the flats/downhill aka power output.
Also a side question I kinda wanna mix in gym workouts if that’s possible…?