After going the coaching route for a while, I’m ultimately coming back into the TR fold. Long story short, I loved my coach, and saw improvements when I was able to follow the plan, but I ended up being more time-crunched than I anticipated. Therefore, I didn’t feel like I was getting the full value out of his services, and I think I was just “taking the spot” of someone else who could benefit more from his insights and expertise.
With all of that said, I’ve set myself up a Low Volume plan through Plan Builder, with the aim of riding more Zone 2 or group rides on otherwise unplanned days, as time allows. Without a target event, Plan Builder set me up with a fairly predictable start, SS Base Low Volume. However, I think my coach was getting ready to prescribe some VO2 work before circling back to FTP work. Given this, should I dive into some VO2 work first, or just stick with the Base as currently planned? Also, is there any way to shuffle what Plan Builder spits out in terms of periodization, or does it always start with Base if you have no event, or are fairly far out from any events?
Appreciate any input.