Hello Mr. Overton and FasCat Team,
I’ve been listening to and enjoying your podcast for quite some time. I am considering a training plan if my budget will allow and had some quick questions:
1) What do you think sets your plans/approach from other online competitors, most notably TrainerRoad and Carmichael?
2) For someone who has been doing sweet spot and looking to increase FTP, as a general approach, would it be better to:
- Increase interval length from say 3x10 to 3x15 while maintaining wattage, then try to increase wattage from there… or
*- Increase interval wattage (i.e. 210 up to 215) and try to do 3x10s at the new higher wattage rather than increase the interval length. *
Keep up the great work. FTFP.
Hey there Daniel - thanks for the questions.
So I cannot speak for TR or CTS but I do know you can do our plans indoors or outdoors and we have put a significant amount of time and effort into designing training plans in TrainingPeaks because TrainingPeaks is the best. And because we give you a free PREMIUM TrainingPeaks account we are giving you a superior training resource and tool. I think CTS’s plans are in pdf format??
- For someone that has been doing sweet spot and has built up sufficient base now you should move on with your training to an interval plan. This is what we call switching from base to race March 2019 podcast.
To make your ‘switch’ choose the interval plan specific to the discipline for which you have goals such as ‘hill climbing intervals’ or road racing intervals:
This will increase your FTP and race specific power output.
Hope that answers your questions (love the FtFP reference) and remember all our plans have a 100% back guaranteed so ‘you have nothing to lose’. Not sure if TR & CTS have that…