After a couple of months with unstructured training, it is time to get back on track, but would FTP or MAP 4 week building block be the best way to go?
After ending my previous plan back in early June I did some experimenting with MTB’ing leading to fractured/bruised ribs going into my summer holiday. Needless to say, consistency and continuity suffered from both injury and holiday.
Ready to get back in the saddle again, aiming for a couple of races (70k road and 30k MTB marathon) in 4 weeks time my thinking is that a 4 week building block is the best way to re-boost my fitness. Did a Half Monty yesterday which showed a significant decrease in FTP and MAP, approx. 10% and 13% respectively. I expect the numbers to bounce back up quite quickly once a training plan structure is back on track.
However, I am not sure whether FTP or MAP building block is the way to get the maximal fitness boost?
I am leaning towards a MAP plan, as MAP had the biggest decrease. Somehow expect that an FTP increase will tag along with increased MAP numbers.