I’m about 4 weeks away from finishing my first plan with TR - which truthfully is my first time following a structured plan.
I’m 39 race expert XCO in my age category. I did very well racing elite in my mid 20s and then had kids and the racing stopped- till last year. Now my boys are racing, so it’s game on.
Even though I’m competitive and not dying out there, I’m not at the level I want to be at and know there’s lots of room to improve- and recognize that getting to peak is not a one season thing.
Here’s the question and then I’ll give some more info if you’re still reading this…
What training Plan should I follow or have TrainerRoad build for me during the fall and winter? I won’t be racing cross, and because of my job I will have a Flexible schedule which would allow me to train a lot, even “high volume”. My last event for this year is the end of September, and plan to immediately switch gears and focus on next season, and begin building a greater level of fitness for that.
Should I just select “XCO” and “high volume” and go from there? Or should I actually reach out to TR and see what they suggest?
Have been loving TR and fully intently to stick with it. I’m very motivated.
39 yo male. 6’0”. 185lbs. Current FTP 354. 4.22w/kg
Definitely wanna shed a few lbs. I’m sure there a big gains there.
Have been doing mid volume plan. Been I would say, quite consistent. When I discovered TR I wasn’t off the couch but hadn’t really been focusing on training. Started with TR ftp of 323. Next test is 2 weeks away. I think I’m around 365 now.
Thanks for any feedback or help.