Hello FasCat community,
I am new to FasCat and will be starting my first plan in Optimize on January 1 after we get back from a holiday trip. I want to get all my ducks in a row to hit the ground rolling and need help choosing my first plan.
A little background, I am a fit 46 year old male and realitively new to cycling. Really just bitten by the bug last year. I have been doing a general strength and conditioning program. I want to continue some strength training alonside cycling, even if that is just a maintaince day during the summer. My A race will be a rather hilly century in August (week 34 of the year).
Now to the meat of the question, I have sketched out a couple ideas. a) I could start with the “16 week off season - weights and base”, then transition to the “Gran Fondo Training Plan.” Assuming the gran fondo plan is 16 weeks that would leave a two week taper. b) I could start with the shorter “Optimized at home weight lifting” for 10 weeks, then a shorter plan like the 6 week “Climbing Intervals” and then the “Gran Fondo.” c) something else I haven’t thought of.
Sorry for the long post. I am obviously a planner!