Hello, just your typical bike rider who needs help. Yes, I put this in plan builder.
I have 14 weeks till I need to be able to throw down some watts for this event. I just finished my first 2 weeks of sitting on the saddle since December 8th when I had a small cyst removed on my sit bone.
2020 I had a good year, got over 4w/kg. I backed off riding around 9/20. I had CTL in the 30s from September till December.
2021 started off with workouts off the bike, and a CTL of 0. I just finished sweetspot base. Yes I did 3 weeks of intervals only standing. I finished the last 2 weeks very well 577 and 620 tss. I am on a rest week right now. In 2020 I was able to handle TSS into 1000 a few weeks in a row, it appears I had 1000, 700, 1000, 700, 700 block in there.
I am pretty happy with where I am at right now. CTL is 40 lower then last year and my ftp is right where it was a month after riding only for fun. Due to my injury I do not have the base I had last year. My question is should I do 3 more weeks of sweet spot prior to general build, or should I just launch right into general build.
I am leaning towards general build I will add long rides on the weekends. Last year I would attack my weekend rides like a race this year I might hold off on that for a few months till I build up more of a base.
Ideas, changes I might need to consider?