I would like to ask your thoughts on physiological limitations.
I am 45yr woman and have been cycling for around 10 years but have only following structured training for the last 3 years. I don’t race, only local time trials and spend my holidays climbing Cols in France or Italy.
My FTP has increased to around 210 which is approx 3.8watts p/kg. However, I have completed two training plans this year, 18wks of SS before moving onto a 12wk interval plan and I am now considering buying your climbing plan as hope to cycle the Pyrenees this year, but my FTP hasn’t really increased, just a few precious Watts and I have FTFP’d. Is there a limit to what I can expect my FTP to get and if so should I focus more on endurance or should I still be looking to increase this number, and if I should be able to increase it any ideas of where I am going wrong?
Probably worth noting my maximum HR has increased and my resting heart rate has dropped, and on Training Peaks I am getting a lot of PBs for HR but not power.
Many thanks in advance