I’ve been doing the TOS advanced training plan with Strength and Yoga. Curious to discover my CTL on February 14th, I entered all the cycling workouts into TP as planned duration/TSS entries.
I was shocked to see that by the start of the Tour my CTL would actually be lower than it is currently, which is abysmal. It is 31 now and would drop to 29 without any changes.
It seems to me that the current plan is not aggressive enough, with multiple inspiration videos, two off days and shorter workouts on the weekends. The result is that I don’t feel like the plan is helping me accomplish my goal, and is actually hindering me from preparing for the upcoming year. It feels built to prevent me from losing fitness, while I had hoped it would help me make gains instead.
I’ve modified my planned workouts to increase the intensity a bit, using SUF vids after rest days and endurance rides on the weekend.
Here is my adjusted PMC. I’m hoping for some feedback on this since IANAC and can’t justify paying for a custom plan at the moment. After buying a Climb for Christmas and ordering a KOS Kit, I need to curtail my spending.
Am I on the right track to add more suffering into my plan?