Wrapping up Foundation plan here this week and planning ahead for my off season plan. I race cross country mountain bike, for reference, Comp level. I will turn 50 in 2020 and this will be my 4th season racing. Last season I reached an outdoor FTP of 324 at just under 180 lbs (+/-) utilizing FastCat plans in the spring and summer, but not off season plan. I just rode a lot on the trainer and outdoors on fat bike.
I see 2 plans to choose from: “Resistance Training + Sweet Spot” (16 weeks) or “18 Weeks of Sweet Spot”. Plan to start one or the other Nov. 4 or Nov. 11. Either plan will take me basically to the end of February/early March. First MTB races, weather depending, start middle April here in the midwest. I will do 2-3 winter, fat bike races during the winter for fun but plan to basically stick to the plan (FTFP). :
Curious which plan would be better for my situation. I have weight lifted for roughly 35 years prior to taking on cycling as a serious endeavor, so have quite a bit of experience with gym work; definitely not a beginner to that environment. Thank you.