31 years, 186cm heigh, 86kg. Been riding at home since december. First there was TrainerRoad 3 time a week, finished it somewhere in april with FTP progress 180 -> 200.
Then in late April i started Sufferfest, 4DP showed 207, All-rounder type and that established my training programm - All purpose road.
I chose Advanced, aroud 5 trainings per week indoors. Today this programm ended, i tried my best not to skip anything and had around 4-5 hours a week. Each training according to plan felt absolutely destroying in process, bit i felt i had no problem recovering. The thing is, i didnt feel effort is becoming more easy, but i think it should have?
Today i participated in outdoors group race. I rode total of 60km, avg speed was 30 km/h, average ftp 170, there were total ascends of ~550m (cant tell angles) and average headwind time after time.
I was absolutely destroyed in very begining, could keep pace (was announced average 36 km/h, there were no any more low level group i could choose) and i rode all the distance alone.
I wasnt expexting much in this race, but looking back to my ~6 month of indoor training, i feel absolutely destroyed with no actual progress. I was supposed just to get plan and “do as i am told” no?
What am i doing wrong? What is a curve of progress? What is estimated time for me to reach 300 FTP ?
Would appreciate advice from expirienced people, thank you!