Hopping on to the thread, I am in a similar situation to @SomeCallMeTim and would welcome people’s opinion please.
Some background. For the last 3 years whilst using TR I have gone through various cycles of SSBMV1 > SSBMV2 > Sustained Power Build MV > Century MV, as I enjoy cycling the 100-200 mile rides, but I have always been lacking in anything asking over 110%.
So my thinking was mixing it up this year by doing the usual SSBMV1 & 2, however this time Short Power Build MV > Criterium MV, however I have been advised that there is a local Crit series called the Odd Down Winter Series, close to me at Bath, UK, which runs for 6 Saturdays up until the beginning of March. Races are circa 45 minutes on a flat course.
Now as doing Crits was not part of the plan when I started Base (I have never done one before), I find myself only at the end of SSBMV2 next weekend which is when one of the rounds are on. So my question is what are peoples thoughts on doing the remaining rounds whilst I am on Short Power Build?
Also as the race is 45 minutes vs the 90 minutes planned workout, what do people think about the following day’s (Sunday) workout? Would it still be doable, or should I go for a lesser version as my legs would be too trashed?
From looking at the plan the Saturday workouts look a bit spikey so the race could probably be a good substitute, although it means I will miss the pleasure of doing the likes of Spanish Needle, but it would be good to hear from those who have maybe been there before.