The cycling with power bug bit me via Peloton between 2014 and 2019. Picked up my first real road bike in February 2019 and road through the summer. Purchased a power trainer fall 2019 to train through the winter for the New York Gran Fondo. Covid cancelled the 2019 race and I stayed inside on the trainer (who wanted to fall outside and end up in a Covid infested ER.
Fast forward to 2021 and the Gran Fondo was cancelled once again and long outside rides were not in the cards. I followed the Trainer Road Mid Volume plan adding a few weekends with an extra 2 hours on the trainer with endurance rides at about .75 to .85 IF.
Today I rode 125 miles over total of 9 hours. Not what was planned but what happened due to routing issues. Not only did I manage 9 hours but my legs felt terrific.
The Trainer Road plan with a little extra added at the end was right on target! That, plus tips from the TrainerRoad podcast set me up to do this basically solo (except of course I wasnt alone…I was with the whole team at Trainer Road!