Unfortunately, the new 8020 cycling plan seems to be couple of months away, so I looked on the other plans on the market, but I didn’t find one that is aligned with 8020 methodology (which I prefer and it’s working for me).
So, I came with a DIY FTP building plan.
My plan is to do 2 phases of work, both 6 weeks length (so, this will be 2 cycles of 3 weeks for each phase). 4 days of cycling per week, swim and run done easy as cross training. All weeks with 8020 intensity distribution.
For phase one, I was thinking to raise the time spent at the actual FTP (raise time to exhaustion – TTE). So, for interval sessions, I was thinking to work at 90-95% of FTP and gradually extend the time spent at this intensity.
I’m working on them, Marius! I think we’re closer than a couple of months.
Your plan isn’t bad, but I think it’s over-specific. Everything matters when you’re trying to increase FTP. You’ll want to include everything from Zone 2 endurance rides to Zone 5 power intervals, with gradually increasing emphasis on the range around FTP as you progress.