I am working my way through the mid-volume Version of the Sweet Spot Base 1 plan. This includes 5 days of workouts, with two rest days. For a number of reasons, I have a fair amount of time on my hands these days. I’m training for my first century ride, and I’ve been wondering whether it would be possible (or advisable) to add a light workout on one of my rest days. Or is that not advisable because it would be interfering with my rest, recovery and adaptation?
At this point, I’m not looking to make my scheduled workouts longer or harder, so this question is specific to adding an extra workout on my rest days. In case it is helpful or relevant, I was thinking of either riding rollers or doing a long low-intensity ride.