This is my 3rd season with TR. First one was great - with significant FTP improvements and modest weight loss. Last year was poor performance wise, with illness during Jan and into Feb (back to below previous years start FTP), never got the weight off from the winter, followed by being knocked off the bike by a car in August. Never did regain the previous years FTP.
Both seasons had started in Jan.
Both seasons involved Mid volume plans and outdoor riding.
First season averaging 450-500 TSS during the spring/summer (2/3 rides on trainer)
Second season averaging 550-650 TSS during the spring/summer (1/3 rides on trainer - none in the summer)
Both seasons felt like a bit of burnout by Aug.
This year I started in November, on SSB1 Low
Using Intermittent fasting for the weight loss/control
TSS on SSB Low felt too low - and by my nature I wanted to do more (yes maybe a mistake again)
Added a few workouts - and by the end of the block ended up doing virtually the same TSS and type of workouts as SSB1 Mid
About to go into SSB2 Low with (again) manually added workouts
If I stick to the lower TSS of SSB Low Vol am I just going to go backwards and/or stall?
Would I be better off adding in something different to SSB2 Low Vol other the missing workouts from SSB2 Mid Vol?
Just do SSB2 Mid Vol and see how I feel and choose a lower volume plan for build?
Once you’ve started training and show you are capable of handling the TSS increases/Gradient/Slope - should that be maintained apart from recovery weeks and find another strategy to stop the burnout ie. do less, long club rides outdoors in the summer?