After taking a year off with lots of travelling, not much training and only a small amount of riding, I'm back into training again this year. Since New Years I've dropped 6kg and fitness has picked up a great deal. On Saturday for my last training ride before the Rocky Trail 100 mile went and did an Oaks, Ingar, Andersons & Oaks ride, finished with a ride time of 05:54:34 (profile at the bottom of post).
Currently I commute to work twice a week, 50km each way mainly along the M5. Saturday has typically been a mtb ride between 50-100km and Sunday I've been doing Road Crits. Have done 3 crits so far and love them, have learnt not to try and race B grade the day after a 100km mtb ride, legs felt good at the start but that day quickly hurt. This has been great for building up a solid base, but starting to feel I need a more structured training program.
My goal for the year is too finish a 100km event in under 5 hours, complete 350km at a 24hr race (hopefully Aus Champs at Easter), and find more speed for club XC races.
I'm looking for coaching/training plans, has anyone tried FTP Training? Or have other recommendations