This is my first year using TR and I’m enjoying the training/suffering, but most importantly I’ve been super pleased with the performance progression (FTP moved 255 to 280 since Oct on low volume plans)
I’m just finishing up my sustained power build low volume leaving me with 14 weeks until my grandfondo event (165km GrandFondo Jasper, Alberta Canada).
I was thinking of the following programming combinations leading up to my event:
a) 12 week SSBV1 and SSBV2, 2 weeks of general build
b) 6 weeks SSBV2, 8 weeks general build
c) 8 weeks century specialty, 6 weeks SSBV2
This to be my “A” event since I do not have any other events planned for the year (maybe another one in the fall).
I was planning on option a) since I have the impression that building up my base is always a good thing and ending it off with the last 2 weeks of the general build.
But now, I’m leaning towards option b) as this would give me balanced base training followed by a complete build plan.
However, I’m wondering about option c). This option would allow me to follow thru with the complete TR program cycle with a specialty plan. Then I would start the TR cycle again with SSB plan.
Any advice is much appreciated!