I’m a 38 year old female who has a fair few years of recreational cycling experience, but in the last 12 months I have started to ride and train more seriously. I generally, ride 10-12 hours a week, with a current average of 325km/week. I have about 4 months of Training Peaks data available.
Being in lockdown for much of this year (in Melbourne Australia), I have done much of this on Zwift on the Tacx Neo. This has introduced me to the joys of power data . I have been enjoying Zwift racing and the Zwift “training” programmes. My current category is C, with an FTP of 3.1W/kg.
I have decided it’s time for a more structured approach, but would also like to continue participating in some of the races. I would like to address some of my (many ) weaknesses: while racing I have noticed that I will generally be able to keep up with the B category women until it hits a hill, then I tend to get dropped ; and at the end of the race, when it’s down to a sprint of a few hundred metres I am eating the dust of my nemesis!
Also, with the hope of being let out of lockdown soon and with Summer approaching, I would like to start training for the Falls Creek 3 peaks challenge in March 2021: https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/rides-and-events/peaks-challenge/routes-and-prices/
(Realistically, probably the 100km option for 2021).
So, I would appreciate some advice as to where to start with these goals in mind?