I need advice. This is my second go at a base phase. I have just started SSB mid volume part 1 this week. Earlier in the season I did SS base low 1 & 2 then raced the Whiskey 50. I took 3 weeks off and am starting up again from scratch with the goal of peaking for some big gravel events in November.
Here is my question. I have an MTB XC race every thursday night for the next 4 week. I sponsor these races and am there already so it is fun to compete in them. They are not a priority or anything although I got 4th place at the season opener (thanks TrainerRoad). I have attached a pic of my calendar and a pic of the data from one of these races from 2 weeks ago to give you an idea of the stress / power etc. Should I run my calendar as it is in the picture or should I cut out a training day to allow for the 1hr full red zone race on thursday night. If I cut a training day which should it be? What would you do? My FTP is 254 as assed on my Wahoo Kickr. I am 5ft7in and weigh about 185 to give you an idea of how hard I am working in these races. Yes, I know… Loose weight. At one point I was 210 so it is a work in progress.
Thanks in advance.