Looking for some advice - I plugged in a 16 week plan, High Volume, that started in the first week of June. The focus is to build for a 4 day Climbing road race on October 10th. Having completed the first 3 weeks of SS base (Alongside a few weekend VR races) I decided to take an easy ‘adaption week’ instead of continuing for a further 2 weeks after quite a high and focused workload. With life/work and such, I pretty much had a further 5 days off for a 12 day break, with only zone 1 rides up to 90 minutes.
Did the Kolie Moore FTP Test on Saturday, gave me an FTP bump of circa ~20watts (326 watts for 30 minutes, pulled a few watts off and set FTP at 320 going forward, now at 4.7w/kg)
My question is, with such great a great gain from 3 weeks of focused sweetspot training, should I complete the final 2 weeks that were scheduled, before moving on to the build phase? Should i move down to a mid volume plan now that I have local TT’s every Tuesday, and an online race Sat/Sunday which will count as one SS/Threshold session of hard intensity.
I’m also in talks with a team, part of the requirement is to hit 1 min at 665w, and 2 min at 550. Current bests are 620w for 1’ and 453 for 2’. I have 12 weeks to develop these, but I know Anaerobic gains go against your Aerobic gains (Or so most of the up to date scientific literature goes at the moment) so trying to work all of this out!
Any and all advice would be much appreciated.