New trainer road user (and new cyclist in general) here. I got my first bike last August while recovering from an ACL tear, and fell in love! As usual, my competitive side took over quickly, and I jumped into structured training about a month and a half ago.
I’m a former competitive runner and know that I have a high capacity for training stress, so I just did a ramp test and jumped into the SSB high volume. So far so good, and I feel like the workouts are getting easier. Problem is, I’m also a fairly dedicated downhill skier (note, not talented, dedicated, haha). I do enjoy it a lot though and am fortunate to live about 25 min from a great mountain.
I’m going to cut back on the skiing this winter for many reasons including a creaky ACL, but really I have to admit that I don’t want to cut back on the cycling training at all! However, I’m realizing that after a full day of skiing it’s going to be hard to get on the bike for a 2-hour sweet spot session, and possibly counterproductive.
Anyone have experience combining these two sports? Since I still plan on skiing probably 1-2x a week, cycling as much as possible, and preferably keeping my job, I know that I’ll probably have to cut back on some of the high volume workouts. Would it be more productive to just edit workouts on the fly (on ski days), or perhaps switch to the mid-volume base, and build plans?
Thanks for any insight, and for all trainerroad employees who see this, your product rocks and keep up the good work!