Firstly Hi, I’ve been riding for several years with intermittent breaks, usually weather or injury related. I think I started with an FTP of around 170 and I’m hovering around 250ish now.
This is the first time in a couple of years I’ve both cycled through the winter (indoor trainer and commuting) and not had tendonitis in the knee from no ACL kicking my ass forcing a stop and I’ve certainly noticed an improvement, I’ve never done any training.
I’ve signed up for a 100 miler XC event (My preference is dirt but I ride road also) yet the longest I’ve done is a 60 miler on the road and that was years ago.
I have about 3 months and I’m curious if using a built plan from TR would get me upto and riding that with ease. I tend to go from 3, to 7 or 8 hours cycling on a two week cycle with my shifts so can possibly do a low / mid hybrid plan, and can possibly get out and do longer Z1/Z2 rides (my default) when the weather is better on top of the plan.
Does this seem practical at all, I’ve never tried this so I’m not sure if it’s not a better choice or me just ramping up the range on bike rides frankly for this. It’s also not a race, but I certainly don’t want to be a snail on it.
If you got through that, cheers for reading.