One of my goals for this season is to hang in with the top group in my race category. So far I have only been able to hang on with them for about 1/3 of a race, and I feel like I need a little more endurance.
I’m currently on the mid-volume tier, and I would like to add a little more volume. My body feels up for it so far. During the week this just isn’t going to work for otherwise I would have to sacrifice sleep. However, during the weekend, I could tack on some volume. This weekend, I have added 45 minutes by replacing 1:30 hour-endurance rides with 2:00- and 1:45-hour endurance rides (it was the last week of a block).
So I was thinking to add 30-60 minutes of endurance rides after my prescribed workouts to add a little volume. Or should I rather add + versions of the workouts instead, but those are often “just” harder rather than longer.