So we are getting into the busy road racing season in So Cal and I’m almost halfway through general build mid volume. I’ve done two races recently that I didn’t feel like were all that challenging. Last week Sunday’s race was a half hour crit and didn’t take that much out of me, but Saturday’s race was killer so I just averaged the two days for enough stress for a weekend.
Now today’s race was an hour with an IF just over 1.0 and I had Lion Rock on schedule. I briefly considered doing some sort of supplemental ride on the trainer after the race, but I also plan to race tomorrow, which will be an hour crit.
Do any of you ever add a workout after a race? If so, any particular workout you chose, like a shortened version of what was on the schedule or maybe a sweet spot or endurance ride? What are the circumstances where I should consider adding a workout?