This is kind of a half-baked posting, mainly using it as a launching off point to develop an idea I’m brewing regarding adding more endurance to my plans. I’ve been thinking about the Wed/Fri easy endurance rides thrown into plans, and oftentimes I find them too easy and an opportunity to add more proper endurance work to plans. Anyhow, I’m kicking around the idea of how to do it, meaning if I want to stick with “achievable” endurance or do “productive” endurance for either or both the Wed and Fri rides. The goal of course is to maintain a balance of doable work that won’t affect the more difficult key workouts on Thurs and Sat. So for today, for example, instead of Obelisk, which is 1.0 and 28tss, I could substitute Boarstone, which would be productive at level 6.2 and 97tss. Of course, there’s always the weekend to do bigger rides, but most weekends doing stuff beyond the 2hrs I generally do is hard given family stuff
Ultimately I get that the current plan structures are favoring recovery but I think there’s some opportunity to do more productive z2 stuff without wiping you out for other workouts. I guess I’ll use this thread if I develop any thoughts on it, but anyone should feel free to throw in their thoughts.
Edit: I’m currently doing boarstone-1, thinking maybe I want to avoid endurance rides with any portions at 75% to maintain the balance between endurance and recovery