I have a question about basetraining. I am pretty new at road cycling, been riding mountainbike since two years now (about 100km a week) and started with a road bike some 6 months ago. (about 100-150 Km. a week).
Next year (in about ten months from now) I am going to do a massive ride from Italy to holland in eight days. The training program starts in january and i want to build a solid base before that (so in 4,5 months). I want to use Zwift for that to take out outside factors out and the need for a structured workout program. (Trainerroad I didn’t like for rides more then 1,5 hours and Zwift works better for me)
Now my current FTP is 181, i weigh in at 101 kilo’s but steadily going down from 127 and will be around 85 by the end of this year. But I am a bit torn at which program to do in Zwift to get the best base possible. At the moment I am thinking about following the 12 week winter plan followed up by 6 week FTP builder. And still have an option to the 4 week ftp booster after that. My FTP needs to be at around 250 by january with 85 kg. as weight target.
Any thoughts if that is going to help me, or any suggestions for other workouts in Zwift that will net me better results in that given time? I’m a bit a loss at the moment.
Sorry for the long text and hopefully someone can give me a reply on this, would be much apreciated!