I am aiming at an A race (MTB Marathon) in 10 weeks time. I recently completed SSB2 and rather than now moving to build, I have began/repeated SSB2 as gains were consistent and feeling good, with the intention to complete the General build prior to the A race.
If I am to complete the 8 week General Build, I will need to cut my current SSB2 program short at week 4 of 6. I feel like I am completing the SSB2 well - sessions are engaging but manageable and I feel like I am completing them well / with quality.
My question is: will I be better to cut my current SSB2 short at week 4 and start General build so I can complete this program prior to my A race (I had always intended to use this current SSB2 as a ‘filler’ before the Build), or is it important to finish the last two weeks of the SSB2 before beginning the Build - in which case I would not complete the build before my A race - I would have to cut it short at week 5 and then insert a taper week.
I’m inclined to cut the SSB2 short and move to build as per my original intention - but I have not done a Build phase before so I don’t have any experience to reflect on.