Hi. As said in the title I’m starting since yesterday a TR plan.
I’m an average amateur cyclist used to do about 10.000 km a year. And some XCM and XCO races. Age 43 currently at 63kg with a 234 FTP test made yesterday at the ramp.
Once I have the next big XCO challenge only in September the 15th I have 12 weeks of training to improve myself. It’s a 1h30 minimum up to 2h maximum effort giving it all on a mountain bike.
I usually have been making 2 indoor trainings of about one hour each during the work days following no plan but making some hard efforts ocassionaly and ridding Saturdays and Sundays 3 to 4 hours each morning in a group mainly on my roadbike and sometimes on my mountain bike with some serious efforts also from time to time.
Considering my objective, the available time up to the objective and my personal available time to do a training plan and not being open to stop participating in the weekends group rides I’ve chosen the specialty Phase Cross-Country Olympic MTB plan - Low volume 8 weeks. In short the plan has:
I doubted in choosing between this and middle or high volume plan but once I’m decided to keep on those group rides at weekends I’ll do this 3 trainings per week only from Monday to Wednesday.
So after this introduction I’ll now simply post my questions:
QUESTION 1 - will the making of the 3 trainings of the plan on the working days and the group rides on weekends work or the effectiveness of the plan may be compromised?
Note to this question that I’m waiting for the outdoor plans to be available in wahoo gps so I can eventually in the future choose a middle or high volume plan and execute 2 of the trainings outdoors during the weekend group rides.
QUESTION 2 - I know I missed base and built phase plans from TR but I think I’ve got a decent phisical condition and due to the 12 week distance to my objective I’ve no time to those phases right now but I’ll have time to four more weeks of training after finishing this 8 week plan. What should I do then at those four available weeks?
QUESTION 3 - is it OK to change the order of the trainings inside the same week? I’m asking because the last training of the week is always the longer and having it close to the group rides may not leave me with enough strength to do those rides has I should.
That’s all for now. Hope you understand my writing and give me some clues about this.