I started the Mountainous Fondo plan this week with event goals in mind. It’s a multi-day event/trip that won’t actually be that mountainous, but I picked this plan as it looks more engaging than the century (imperial) one.
However, I’m now thinking about my 4DP weakness; MAP (and by extension FTP). I know the ‘rule’ of needing to raise your MAP to raise your FTP, and would like to see the biggest gains there, as I’m happy with NM and AC for now at least. So my questions:
Is there a ‘best’ plan for multi-day road riding where most rides will be back-to-back and at least 60 miles, or do you just pick your plan based on the event type and just increase volume to scale for multi-day ones, for example?
What are the best plans for increasing MAP and FTP (excluding the MAP block)? I would guess the Crit one, but that doesn’t seem to fit my event goals at all.
I picked low volume based upon time and as I already get some extra volume through commuting. Whats the best way to make those commute miles contribute positively to my progression?