I cycle (indoors and outdoors) about 8-9 hours a week.
I had a cycle test done by a physiologist years ago (like over 10 years) who said my aerobic base was non-existent (not a huge surprise as I only did weight training back in those days) and that I should strengthen this.
I usually start at this time of year with Sweet Spot work in TR but never really make a huge improvement in my 20 min FTP efforts despite moving through the various TR phases.
So this year I thought I may do 2 months of zone 2 (heart rate) work to see if that helps.
My week looks roughly like this:
Mon - Sweet Spot 3x20 mins (indoors)
Tues - 90 mins fasted Z2 (indoors)
Wed - Off
Thurs - 90 mins fasted Z2 (indoors)
Fri - Sweet Spot 3-4x20 mins (indoors)
Sat - may or may not cycle
Sun - Outside 2-4 hours trying to stay in Z2 when possible
Not overly exciting but my question is this:
I don’t want to waste my time doing something that won’t add up. Am I doing enough hours in zone 2 to make a difference? I can’t extend the 90 min cycles as these are done before work and I can’t really create more time as have other things in life that have to take priority.
My thoughts were to do this and then in Dec start on a Sweet Spot program on TR.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.