I’m using PlanBuilder to train for an event that has now been pushed to the fall (I adjusted the Training Plan dates already.) I am doing mid-volume Century training, so doing my Tues-Weds-Thurs workouts. When it gets to the weekend, however, as the weather has gotten nice, I’ve been doing outdoor unstructured rides (3.5 to 4.5 hours, 200-300 TSS) on Saturdays and Sundays. Obviously this is nothing like the SSB 2 hour rides or the 90 minute thresholdy / over-under rides. I live in CT, which has a sawtooth topography, so often have to put out big efforts for relatively short durations, as opposed to being able to settle in to a sweet spot/tempo rhythm for long periods of time, or do consistently hard and short(ish) intervals.
Any suggestions how to make this work? I am concerned about working at counterpurposes to the Plan, but also want to be able to get outside.