Just finished my first ‘season’ using trainerroad. Started somewhere in January with LV SSB 1/2, then proceeded to sustained power build and climbing road race, as the Marmotte in the french Alpes was my main goal this summer. I saw a significant increase in FTP and W/kg up to 330 and 4.5 W/kg respectively.
For next year, I want to start training in a few weeks, but still have not decided which plan to follow.
As I live in Belgium, most of my group rides exist of a few punchy climbs (max. 2 minutes) with either some high pace efforts in between or just an easy pace (depending on the group). I would really like to focus further on my short power to go up these climbs even faster and post some good times, as these type of rides are the most recurring (definitely from March-June).
However, I also plan to do another Marmotte series (problably in the Pyrénées) and a week of climbing in the Vosges at the end of summer.
Since I would start in a few weeks, I have time enough to go through a training plan:
Base > Build > Speciality > recovery/base > Build > Specialty
What would you guys recommend I follow? I put my ‘events’ into plan builder (Rolling road race at the end of speciality 1 and then Climbind road race at the end of speciality 2). The plan builder proposed me the following:
SSB 1/2 > General build > Rolling road race spec > rec/SSB for a few week > Sustained power build > Climbind road race
I like this plan, but I am just not sure about the general build plan. As I want to focus more on short power, for the beginning of the year.
Thanks in advance!