As we’re sliding into winter, I was wondering how to make the best of the following months to improve on the bike and be fitter next spring. Concretely, I find it hard to build the right training plan. There are many plans to choose from and picking the right one at the right moment of the season can be a bit tricky for people like me who are not very familiar with structured training.
I’m a bit confused because the traditional base/tempo miles are not considered effective for raising the FTP for the time crunched riders, however there are now base and tempo building blocks available since a few months. Would it be a good idea to do a traditional 12w of tempo block, then 4w of FTP, and finally 4w of MAP? I’m afraid that 12w of tempo riding would be too much and detrimental.
Would the All-purpose road plan be more effective than the 12w of tempo? What alternatives are there to get the most of winter training? What would you recommend?
My weakness is the sustained power and my strength is the MAP if that can help. My main goal for next season is to take part in a climbing road race (some kind of uphill TT with a mass start lasting about 30min).
I hope the text is understandable enough, English is not my mother tongue but I’m doing my best.
Thank you all in advance and have a good day!!