I started riding more about 18 months ago. Started structured training when I got my Kickr in January. Full Frontal and Half Monty have always indicated sustained efforts are my weakness. Initially an Attacker, now a Sprinter. I have seen consistent slow steady gains all year. My last Full Frontal indicated a lower FTP than the Half Monty from a couple months before, but I think Half Monty over estimates my FTP and my training was less structured and more of an effort to maintain fitness going into the last Full Frontal. Overall, I felt like I was still getting stronger during this period too.
I’ve played around with the Building Block plans in the past. I’ve done both MAP and FTP (and another I think). I liked both. At this point, I’d like to really focus on increasing my ability to sustain an effort. To me, it looks like the Threshold block might be best for this purpose since it offers some longer workouts. Or Maybe even the Tempo block.
I was thinking of using the blocks to target weaknesses until the New Year, when I’d like to focus on a longer preseason MTB plan.