I’ve followed the time crunch 30 and 45 plans before with moderate success which was good.
I’m not a racer and now have clearly defined goals for my own riding - the goal is to get better at a couple of short (10 minute average 6%) climbs over a local loop and still keep the power up to complete the loop at a good average pace.
Looking at the time crunched plans - they tend to offer good overall training which includes quite a bit of sprint training and things just not applicable to my goals. As training time is precious, I just want to make sure I’m getting the most out of what time I have and not waste time building skills and strengths I won’t use.
Recently i’ve switched to doing 2x 30 minute threshold workouts (Wed & Friday, picked at random from the TR filtered list on the day) with a 30 minute sweetspot session on the Thursday. Heading out for my outdoor ride at the weekend, i’ve found that I have been setting PRs on the 2 climbs i’ve targeted on a continual basis for the past 3-4 weeks - so the threshold sessions are definitely having a good payoff.
Should I just continue what I’m doing or look at switching up to keep the legs fresh - as we come into the dark evenings I reckon i’ll still fit in 3 workouts (either 30 or 45 mins) during the week and try to get a hilly loop done at the weekend.
I guess what i’m looking for is a time crunched hill climbing plan which doesn’t seem to exist - as I guess the 2 things are not really compatible! But anything I can do to maximise the short time I have is surely worth investigating at least.
Any views or advice warmly welcomed.