I have registered for a century ride in late September. I just finished up SSBLV I and II with pretty good compliance (maybe 80%, which is good for me).
I looked into using Plan Builder. If I enter a start date of next week, it recommends 10 weeks of SSBLV I and II and 1 week of Century Specialty.
Another option I looked at was just doing the 8-week Century plan and filling in rides either before or after.
The final option was backdating the start of the plan to when I started SSBLV I (April). In that case, it recommends 7 weeks of Sustained Power Build and 4 weeks of Century.
I will continue with LV no matter what I chose. I think it is safe to say that whatever plan I chose, 80% compliance will continue (let’s call it 1.5 missed workouts every two weeks; this is either because of other rides or life generally getting in the way).
Which option seems smartest to you?
By the way, after a rise in FTP between SSBLV I and II, I found myself less able to complete every workout, especially towards the end of SSBLV II. I could not get to the end of Lamarck and Spencer +2. Even though HR seemed ok, legs just died.
Thanks for the input,