I’m loving being in the fascat universe so far!
I’m looking to go faster by both increasing my FTP, and losing weight (right now Im 5’9 190 w ~22% body fat, would love to over time get closer to 10-12%). I’ve only been training w/power for a bout a year so I’m still getting used to it. I’ve been more of an anaerobic athlete (Rugby/Football) than aerobic, but have been slowly transitioning to more aerobic (a few marathons and more recently some triathlons).
For the past year I was doing “time crunched” plans while also bike commuting, so doing a decent volume of time on the bike, but a lot of low quality miles (stop lights and stuff). Quarantine has meant more structured training.
I Just started on the 32 week offseason plan, but unfortunately I got sick so I’m going to need to take it easy this week at least if not longer. I’m guessing I’ll be able to ride easy by mid week this week, but I don’t know if I should just push everything forward a week, or just move straight into strength when Im feeling better, so would love some advice on that front.
Another two questions:
I do a decent amount of time on the peloton as a trainer, with kids and work this is a really efficient way for me to ftfp, do y’all have thoughts on that? I’m open to upgrading to rollers or a smart trainer at some point, but rn the fitness budget is going to home gym setup.
I set my ftp as 5% of my field test, feels a little aggressive but I think I’ve done ok w/the intervals so far.
Thanks so much!