I’m currently in General Build high volume. My question is around the ‘hard’ workouts in these plans scheduled on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday and adjusting the weekly schedule if failure occurs on one of these days. In particular the Tuesday or Thursday w/o.
Over last 2-3yrs, 1x every Build training block I fail a hard workout not due to overwork but due to a bad night sleep (usually dictated by work/schedule, results in 2-4hrs of poor sleep quality. Sometimes make it through the w/o, it’s like 40% chance of success I’d estimate). Try to avoid poor sleep and de-stress but sometimes w/ life it is what it is. Wondering what others think about following modifications to weekly format given say a hard Tuesday w/o fail.
If fail the Tuesday workout (say make it 60-75% way through) I usually just continue with the plan schedule. My legs, while not tired in manner had I completed the Tuesday workout fully, are still usually a bit tired and appreciate the day recovery in Wednesday’s easy w/o.
However, if I fail the hard Tuesday w/o but have only gotten 35-45% of way through, I struggle with what to do per adjusting the weekly plan schedule. My legs aren’t necessarily super fresh the next day, but usually feel decent. Wondering what folks think per following (or any other thoughts/advice):
Option 1: Back-2-back hard days. Re-attempt the failed Tuesday w/o on Wednesday and do Thursday’s hard planned w/o Thursday (assuming legs are decent). Then resume plan schedule (Friday easy, Saturday hard). Sometimes I find with a little fatigue in legs I do better next day.
Option 2: Just write off failed Tuesday. Move forward as normally would in plan.
Option 3: Shift week schedule to still complete 3 hard rides. Re-attempt failed Tuesday on Wednesday, on Thursday do easy w/o, then do Thursday’s planned hard w/o on Friday, take Saturday easy, and do Saturday planned hard w/o on Sunday. Effectively resulting in skipping Sunday original planned workout.
Re-reading this realize might be overthinking, and outside perspective would help Ultimately 1 missed w/o probably doesn’t matter in grand scheme and guarding against overdoing it could be good. But also, don’t want to look back and feel like left anything on the table.