Dear Biking Gods/Goddesses
I’m on week 9 of TR. I’m definitely seeing improvements. I’m a bit of an older (49) overweight rider (232 lbs) rider, but my endurance and sprint are getting better and better. Last weekend I did a 116 km ride (72.5 mile) ride. I also feel more explosiveness now that my injuries are settling down. I currently at 1.70 watts/kg. So I’m not winning any mountain climb races anytime soon, but hey I’m in better shape that 3 months ago!
I’ve set a personal goal of holding 200 watts for 1 hour outdoor (I am sure some of you are laugh that its super easy, but I find the really good riders are actually pretty humble and nice). My current season best is 194 watts/hour so not too far to go but I’ve teased it a few seasons and I want to crush it this year.
I will use a long steady 7% grade local mountain climbing route for testing my current 1 hour outdoor best that I typically do ever few weeks or so.
My question…what is the fastest way to get there? It seems that base TR is taking me down a pretty good path in that my next few rides have 4x10s at 95-99% FTP (Darwin), so rides like that can’t hurt I’m sure.
Meanwhile I’m working on the KG part of the Watts/KG ;~)
Thanks for your input!