With my training, I always seem to be in a rut where I can do very well, increase my FTP each week for about a month, before hitting a brick wall and losing all my gains. I usually go from around an FTP of 190 up to about 215 and crash right back down.
My goals long term are: to increase the amount of time I can hold on the bike within zone 2 & to increase my FTP as much as possible so I can produce more watts in zone 2 & have a faster average speed. I’d like to do 24 hour ride challenges, Everests etc.
I know the main focus for most is increasing FTP through sweet spot but I can’t do it as much as I try, sweet spot indoor feels so incredibly hard. Strangely I love threshold though, especially workouts like Sugarloaf +5 (7 intervals of 6 minutes at 102% of FTP with 5 minutes of rest).
I’m never going to ride with other people, participate in any kind of race events like Gran Fondos, Crits etc.
So, what is the best approach for someone like myself?
- Keep trying the sweet spot training & see if I get used to it;
- Stick to the endurance, zone 2 training & throw in some threshold that I can handle no problem;
- Or something else?
Thanks in advance,