Since confinement began I started doing plenty of SUFF videos + the All In plan. Through Half Monty I saw a good MAP and FTP progression that got me pretty hyped. Once confinement was lifted I hit the road to see that my rides average speed did not improve that much, what’s more, group rides became a nightmare since my ride buddies improved more than I did during confinement and I get dropped pretty often. We ride mostly ~80km in flat terrain but with bunch of small climbs (most under 2km long with 6 -8% gradient) and I’m trying to understand where my training might have gone wrong:
- Am I lacking base?
- Am I pushing too hard all the time?
I know there’s a physiological aspect to this, but with an FTP progression from 136 to 175W (60kg person) I expected to be much faster than pre confinement. Today I average around 2kmh faster in my solo rides.
Any advice for this coming winter training is appreciated.