My main focus of my training is 70.3 triathlons.
I joined TrainerRoad and have “followed” the Sweet Spot Base plan and then the Half Ironman Base, Build and Speciality plans. The inverted commas is because it is the loosest version of following a plan.
My work is such that for 2 weeks (14 consecutive days) every 6 weeks, I am limited to workouts of 60-75 mins in the morning and 30-40 mins at lunchtime/evening…this includes weekends. (These workouts are inside in a gym - I have access to treadmill and weights.) As such, even the low volume version of the 70.3 plans have workouts much longer than the time I have available. I cannot get up earlier (I’m already getting up at 0430) I cannot go to bed later (I’m generally getting into bed between 2200-2300).
During that two week period, I do not have the time to do the prescribed work-outs.
During the four weeks in between, I could comply with the plan, but there is a definite desire to get outside and find some headspace.
So, my question is, how would you adjust the plan for the 2 “time poor” weeks. Options I’ve thought of:
- Substitute a (much) shorter version of the long workouts - ie keep the same intensity but reduce duration (if its planned to be 150mins and I do 60mins - I wonder what the benefits are).
- Substitute a Sweet Spot / Threshold type workout - ie increase the intensity to compensate for the reduced duration.
- Substitute 2 weeks of the Time Crunched (45mins) plan and restart the 70.3 plans when I’m in my time-rich period of my life.
Any thoughts are much appreciated.