Signed up for RTR this year (as well as another multi-day ride) and trying to figure out training plans. I know sweet spot training is recommended for basically everyone (and that’s what plan builder says), but I’m wondering with the long (sometimes 20 consecutive miles) of climbing plus just the sheer hours on the bike each day, if it wouldn’t be better to choose one of the full tri plans because they include a number of 3-4 hour sessions? IE train for what you plan to do… ?
I have 2000+ miles in this past year (nothing structured) and have been doing 60-90 min Zwift rides the past two months with TSS running between 300 and 450 if that matters.
Interested in everyone’s thoughts.