As I am relatively new, I have just gotten around to create a training plan for may next year. Though I do think that there is s slight problem with the plan as it is.
The last two weeks before the recovery week in SSB1, there is no progression. The plan builder substituted Carillon with Goddard -4, which in turn reduces the TSS from 413 to 392. So: Is there any reason for such a behavior? (As I thought that there is supposed to be an increase in training load.)
My second drawing indicates a hard drop after three weeks of Sustained Power Build. The reason is a typical mid-plan recovery as it can be seen in my third drawing, where I show the usual course in the whole 8 weeks of the SusPB. The week after recovery one is advised to take a ramp test in both scenarios -> whether it’s a 5 or 8 weeks plan. In addition to that, the ramp test for the next plan, in this case, SSB2 becomes redundant. (because an FTP progression over 2 weeks should be quite marginal)
As you can see: recovery -> FTP-Test and end of the current plan -> New plan + FTP-Test
So: I am supposed to change that plan, aren’t I? I just don’t want to change it, to in hindsight regret my decision and hinder any improvement.