Getting back into structured training after years and years away from racing (have the excess kilos to show for it). I have been a sandbagging Cat3 for most of my life.
Question is wrt adding miles to SS base plans. I have avoided getting a coach to date, mainly because I tripped into the new trainer road platform and how well rounded it seems now that workouts are transportable to the out of doors. Which is / has been rad.
My timing is all off for the road season this year, but I want to work into a long base cycle into the fall. Build into early winter. Back off and sustain through the winter and then ramp up again in late feb.
Ok, all that said my question is basically about adding mileage outside to the sweet spot intervals. I have ample time to train. 4+ hours a day. And what I want to do is add low intensity volume to all of the published workouts. So should I add an hour to the front and back of these rides? Front? Back? Or not do it at all and just do the damn workouts as published?
I’ve been back on the bike for awhile now and can easily handle 250-350 mile weeks. I would just like to come out of the base work with some seriously miles in my legs as well as some FTP bumping.