Training has gone well through November and into December. No big changes to report. I have been completing 5 workouts a week which I am happy with and was my original aim. My FTP improved from 223 to 240 using the new protocol. Well it is new to me in that I have always used TR or Zwift for the test and that has a 5 minute burst prior to the 20′ effort. That was controlled by the trainer so was around FTP. However I am now pushing 5 mins at almost full effort which really does have an impact on the next 20′.
My TSS in October and November was almost identical at around 1680. In a way it is frustrating as I am very number driven and I have studied all my sessions with the intention of proving that my fitness has increased. However definitive proof has proved rather elusive. That is not to say that I am not feeling fitter and I have lost about 7 lbs since I started with the coaching, although apart from the consistency of training that is not the main reason for the weight loss. Continue reading