I’m just coming to the end of my first ever build phase in my first ever attemp at structured training.
Took up TR as lockdown forced me off my long term habit of long casual outdoor rides and spin classes.
I did SWMV1 - SWMV2 - SPBMV.
I feel good energy-wise and have improved as a cyclist. FTP and edurance are up. Weight down.
After build ends this week I’m going to skip speciality. I will do that in Jan as, covid permitting, I have a date with the mountains of Tenerife in Feb.
So, plan builder suggests I do SSBMV1-BUILD-SPBMV2-BUILD-SPECIALITY in prep for Mount Tiede.
My query is that I have a niggling feeling I would be going backwards doing a lot of the early base stuff again.
For instance, I can currently do longish sweet spot intervals and long VO2 max intervals, long over-under. It will take a while to get back to that doing SPBMV1 again.
First of all, is this a valid concern or am I missing the point of base training?
If valid, should I do the base plans and switch out workouts so I’m progressing from where I am now. For instance, swap Tuesdays rides for harder VO2 work and do longer sweetspot intervals? I was thinking of adjusting my mid vol weeks going forward to keep the tss above 500 anyway.
Or should I do something else altogether?
I’m probably over thinking this and should just do what plan builder says?