I want to thank Coach Simon and others who gave me some good advice on my post septoplasty recovery. It was a longer recovery than I first expected. The good news is that I am now 6 weeks post surgery, feeling great, and have some hard rides in. At week 4-5 I really was able to sustain some longer hard efforts on climbs and it felt good.
With taking the time to really recover what is the best way to get back into training. Specifically yesterday I did a half monty to see where I was. I lost ~5% FTP and MAP. I expect this will bounce back fast. My guess is that I should train on these new lower values and if things feel easy retest. As a mountain biker I am thinking of using the MTB in season plan as it builds in weekend trail rides which is what I love to do. Note that at this point I think I want a 4-6 week training block before a FF as I don’t expect to learn much from it yet.
My other question is on strength. I was at intermediate 4 before surgery. After 6 weeks I am thinking I am back at intermediate 2 for a bit to build up, but would like some thoughts there.