I always hear about periodization and base->build->specialty, offseason etc.
I don’t plan to race or peak at any point during the year, what do you guys think is the best way to train year round if one has no planned event?
Some info about me:
I’ve been cycling for about a year and been stuck at around 200w(3w/kg) ftp for a while now.
I feel like I have no aerobic engine, my HR is at 130 just putting my shoes on.
My max HR is 216. I once avareged 200bpm for 40minutes (just an interesting point I’ve never seen anyone with such high HR, btw I’m 23).
Past 2 months I’ve been trying polarized approach - 10hr/week volume. No improvement and now I feel really tired, with stiff legs and could not finish 4x8 today. Nice weather is coming and I have lots of time but no idea what plan to follow. I’ve been thinking about MAF method or just reducing the volume for polarised approach.
Those of you who haave been riding for a long time - If you could go back to your first years of cycling, what would you do differently?