Trying to make national team
I live on a small island nation and I now have a legitimate opportunity to make the national team and travel for races in the US and Caribbean. I've started getting advice from a kiwi ex pro who lives here. However, Im wondering if his methods are outdated. He has me riding 13-16 hours (single & childless so i have the time) a week in Zone 3 (average speed is normaly 30km/18.6 mph) with one 5 hour ride and one hard effort per week . I am to continue this unti mid December. Afterwhich, I'll start threshold, sweetspot and interval sessions. Ive been riding for a couple years and have impoved rapidly to where ive gotten top 5 overall in races in the last 4 or 5 races. Am I on the right track? I wont be able to afford coaching until maybe next year but i dont want to do more harm than good. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.