So here are my questions.
I am a TrainerRoad user since Nov 2020. I have found my way around it and I am very happy with my training plan at the moment.
Additionally, I have been swimming on and off since sept 2018. I have had long breaks of no swimming at all (the corona pandemic played a part in it as well). Since this summer I started to get serious with swimming again and I would really like it to improve my 500m’s time in a 25m pool. I have to tried out several swimming plans but up until this moment I am not content about them since they are too short/ rest week are not incorporated/ it feels like there’s no structure in them on a monthly/ yearly basis.
Since the internet is very scarce in year trainingplans for swimming (except for when you have a personal coach) I would like to make my own one.
I was a bit struggling on how I would get cycling and swimming in one year plan.
I cycle on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (easy ride) and Sunday. I swim on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday of which two are endurance sessions and one is focused on technique. This works well for me.
My TrainerRoad year plan started again from the 1st of Nov this year. Currently I’m in a rest week and next week I will be starting base ll of Gran Fondo Low Volume.
How should I plan my swimming schedule? I was planning to start a base phase with swimming as well. Should I make the swimming structure parallel to the TrainerRoads’ structure? If so, then the build phase of cycling and swimming will be at the same time. The same applies to specialty. Won’t this be too much of a trainingload in one week? Or could I make it more bearable for my body to do only one relatively intense session of swimming instead of two in the building block?
I also need to see what my trainingsessions of swimming will be like each week and what the focus is. I would like to have one session focused on technique and the other two…? I don’t know yet. I guess that depends on the training block (base, build, specialty). Do you have any ideas about that as well?
I hope some of you can help me answer these questions!
Thanks in advance!