Wow. 12 months go by I get fat and my bike is covered in dust. Started riding again, just in time for winter and my blasted Computrainer. Of course, its all good. Getting the motivation to ride back is fantastic.
So I'm taking it relatively easy. Riding when I fancy it and it is convenient. Which means I have only ridden 3 times in the last 2 weeks. But you know what, its fine.
First ride was awful, I went out at a relatively middling pace of 180w, keeping it steady coz I didn't want to blow up. Of course, my FTP of old is loooooong gone and I reckon is hovering around 200w right now (honestly!). I am utterly de-trained and out of shape.
The last two times that I've trained up for July events (Etape/Marmotte) I started by kicking off my training in August and then peaking in April or May only to fall away by the event in July. Either burned out or just bad timing. So I'm in no hurry to 'get a plan'.
Lets say, by Christmas I should be ready to start thinking about possibly writing a plan :-)