I resubscribed to TR yesterday after a long break because I need a plan!
I think I have a solid base, with a consistent 9.5 hours per week since September with a CTL that I got up to 70-75 in mid December and have held there.
I did a hard group ride today and while I did ok, I think I am lacking top end power. I was able to stay with the group for just under 20 minutes, with an AP of 290 and an NP of 320, which are both under threshold of 330. But it was the surges and spiikes in the 400-700W range that really did me in.
I am considering the Short Power plan, likely the mid volume, to try and get my short power capacity up. My focus is longer gravel type events, but I want to be able to handle the surgey portions of the race better - plus I want to make it to the end of this group ride!
I would continue to add in my own sweetspot and longer distance training, but I think a 4-8 week round of 2-3 rides with short intervals could help a lot.
Is that a sound plan? Would there be a better alternative?