Newbie to the forum here. I come from a MTB background, trail and enduro riding and got bit by the gravel bug this year. I bought a cx/gravel bike last fall to complete indoor structured training on and ended up riding it a ton this year and having a lot of fun on the gravel roads around my house. Anyway, I am looking ahead at next year at possible entering some gravel races/rides but have no real plans to race. I love the training aspect of the sport and try to structure my weeks with sweet spot/tempo rides (gravel bike) and high intensity rides (MTB/trail rides) recovery rides as well. I also do mobility/core work and some upper body/shoulder work to keep my upper body strong for the MTB. Nothing to wild and mostly body weight to maintain.
Goals are to get stronger/faster on the bike, improve endurance and improve climbing. So just overall become a better rider haha. I also want to try and enter some 60ish mile events for next year. Also hoping to lose some BF% to help all of that and have been following the winning in the kitchen tips the past few weeks and have been feeling great.
I really like strength training so I will for sure complete the 10 week program and then dive into sweet spot. I am looking at the Resistance Training plus base plan. My concern right now is I do not have a power meter. I do have a garmin 830 and HRM. For indoor training I have a kenitic trainer with a sensor that gives me power, so a dumb smart training if that makes sense. Will I be able to complete some of the workouts by just using HR? I am going to work to get a powermeter but need to decide if I am going to keep my current bike and setup.