I just bought my first smart trainer, but am not sure how to transition into using TrainerRoad. I’m on the 8th week of my previous (heart rate based) training program, and have been racing what I consider my “C” races for the past 5 Tuesday nights. In addition to those, my current plans has me training on Thursdays, Saturdays, and some Sundays. My “B” races start this weekend (the series opens with races on both Saturday and Sunday), and I was planning doing my FTP test the following Tuesday.
What I’m wondering is, once my FTP test is complete, which program should I do? Should I start with Build Phase, or should I go back and do Base?
you might either hop into a Build if you want to pump up fitness for about 6 weeks. Then steal the 2 taper weeks from an appropriate Specialty plan.
Or you can hop into a Specialty if you are happy with your overall fitness and want to “hone” for a sharper point to your goal event(s). Just drop weeks 5 & 6 from the plan (Keep the first 4 and last 2 for the taper).