To my Question
I am now cycling since June and I made huge improvements consider where I come from. When I do FTP tests in Zwift and now on TR I think I overachieve always by about 20 to 30 Watt, it seems I am just good at this hard 5 min there I can go really deep. When I look at my profile in Trainingpeaks, I can see that I am good at, Sprints, 1 min, and 5min (323Watts from the last 5 min of the FTP test) efforts. So I think I am strong at VO2 max but bad at riding longer at Threshold the leg pain starts early there and then I tend do spin 5 rpm faster to make I hurt less… I would like to work on that part. Since I have a lot of time and no event I train for I am wondering what Training plan is better for me. Traditional Base Build Mid. Volume or doing Sweetspot Base Low Volume with an additional 4-th ride. I like to be on the bike 4 times per week minimum. If I recommend to do the SSBB Low Vol. what type of workout you recommend as a 4-th, Endurance, Tempo, Threshold, Sweet spot?
For someone cycling only for his first Season will I benefit more from the Traditional Base Approach then someone who has already more season in him? Or is Sweet spot Based training still better for me?
Some facts about me, in case they are important.
39 years old
73 to 75 kg
TR FTP 240
Lost a lot of weight since Sep. 2019 20kg
Now shifting focus from losing weight to increase Power, build more muscle therefor eat a bit more, no Cal deficit anymore.
Thanks for your opinion