I am currently in sweet spot base low volume two and due to the corona-lockdown I have more time to train. With low volume, I usually train for about 7-10 hours a week. Now, I still want to stick to low volume as it has only three workouts per week. I also join zwift group rides which keep me motivated as I really like the social aspect of cycling. Given my addiction to zwift group rides, 3 intense trainerroad workouts per week is enough to keep me motivated to follow the plan.
Now, I want to increase my volume to approximately 15 hours a week or more if time allows. I am open to double days and I have the option for long endurance rides on the weekend or on some weekdays. There are multiple group rides on zwift which makes me want to join them everyday(lol) but I prioritize my trainerroad plan over those. Here is my calendar from last week:-
Tue: 1h40m endurance ride
Thu: 1h40m endurance ride
Sun: 5-hour endurance ride
Total TSS: 679
What are the ways through which I can add more volume? I find that doing an endurance ride immediately after a TR workout is too demanding. I did Mary Austin today and then wanted to do a 1 hour endurance ride after that. 30 minutes in and I pulled the plug (finishing Mary Austin was my priority and my legs were pretty cooked after the workout).
I would like to see more sample 15 hour or 15+ hour weeks. Lastly, I am aware that the only volume I can add are endurance(zone 2) rides.