Having missed my first event of the year due to breaking my collarbone it is now looking increasingly likely that my next event, a B event, at Easter will also be called off as well as my main A event of the year in mid May. Both events are multi-day MTB rides, of 600km and 900km, which cover a lot of country here in the UK. The event at Easter is almost suited to gravel bikes but the A-event is definitely MTB terrain so concerns about injury and unnecessary strain on health services do apply.
I’m currently halfway through Sustained Power Build Low Volume which will end with the recovery week in the week before Easter. I was then going to start on the Cross Country Marathon Speciality plan which just fits in the gap before my A Event.
So do I stick with my current plan after Easter or drop back to something like SSB part 2 and do another Base-Build cycle? I could also pick something “interesting” that targets areas of fitness other than my aerobic base such as the HIT maintenance plans. I quite like the idea of finishing a complete Base-Build-Speciality block which I’ve never done before but equally why “peak” for an event that is unlikely to happen.