I am shortly going to start my first build phase after successfully completing SSMV I and II. I have no specific ‘A’ race in mind, but am questioning how to train, given my strengths and goals.
Which build phase should i go for?
I ride with the club on a Sunday, we ride a 100-140km at a decent pace with some short intervals from 2-8mins long where we’re chasing down KOMs. In 90% of the short intervals I can keep with the bunch but when it drags for 5mins + I normally get dropped. In the sub-4min sprints is where I shine, keeping with the bunch and a late last 30second dash to sometimes take the segment. I even got my first top 10 on strava last week 7/7000 people.
My goal is to not get dropped on those 8min intervals, and slam the hammer down even harder with the last 30 seconds. I also want to start riding Crits and become a Cat 3 racer in the next year or so.
For further background:
34yo, 90kg, FTP 320w, 6s / 1200w, 30s / 700w, 8m / 365w.
Would you suggest any particular build phase or training given my profile and goals?