My question is in regards to training with power and building routes based on my location.
My main attraction to Fascat was the emphasis on outdoor training, and the ‘having fun pushing yourself’ aspect- while FTFP’ing. However, I am newer to structured power based training outdoors in a road setting as compared to just on the trainer.
I recently purchased the Six Weeks to SweetSpot Part 3 plan ‘intermediate level’- I came from another training application and was feeling pretty comfortable with 10hr weeks on the bike and structured training- so after speaking with Frank I decided this was the best plan to go with. I’m almost finished!
-how best to build routes based on what the plan calls for (especially during the week when intervals are needed and time is short)- I live in an urban-ish area and there are frequent traffic lights and it takes me a good chunk of time to get out to flat, uninterrupted stretches of road that I can do an interval on without having to stop mid workout
-Along those lines, how should I structure my elevation profile and map to look based ont he work that’s needed to be completed? i.e.- if I’m doing zone 2 with intervals, should I plan to hit flat section of road and then have a climb come up right as I’m about to start an interval?
I guess my question summed up- how do I make routes structured for timeframe, TSS, and type of work to be completed. A list of “pro-tips” for power based training outdoor and structuring routes based on goals would be a topic I’d love to hear more on.