Bit of newbie here. Recently started road cycling this year and found it quite addictive. Bit of a progress driven individual so hunting those FTP gains long term. I also do enjoy a run (short distance albeit) and again love the thought of progressing and eventually getting faster. I’ve also been strength training for years and will probably continue to do some form of muscle hypertrophy work regardless, I know these don’t really go hand in hand.
My question is, is there anyone in the same boat trying to balance multiple disciplines? And if so, what sort of regime would you recommend? Here is what I currently roughly do and its probably not allowing very much recovery at all tbh but unsure how I could balance it better:
Monday: Threshold Run - 8K, 3x2K, 2x3K - 90-100% effort
Tuesday: TR Cycle - 1 Hour
Wednesday: Interval Run - Multiple Sets of 400m, 600m, 1000m Sprints - again 90-100% effort
Thursday: TR Cycle - 1 Hour
Friday: 10K Slow Run
Saturday: TR Cycle - 1.5 Hour
The runs are obviously abit more planned, just briefly laying it out. I’ll also (pre-lockdown) fit in 4 full body weights training sessions so some days I’ll train twice.
My 2nd question is, in the gym, should I be focusing on any particular lower body exercise to benefit cycling and/or running? Currently I do squats and a bunch of accessories but fear they may actually hinder my cycling/running performance.
Thanks in advance!