Hey guys, seeking some advice on adjusting my training schedule.
I made it through SSBHVI without problems and saw a nice bump in FTP (8%). I started in on SSBHV2 and have been doing very well but now race season has started here.
My plan has been to simply replace my workouts with races on the weekend and continue with a Base+Build+Specialty, which I would still like to do.
I raced 2 crits on Sunday to replace my scheduled Hunter -2.
First race was a 46 minutes @ .81 IF - no big deal really.
Second race was 40 minutes @ .93 IF and really hurt.
The full week was 757 TSS (all indoor TSS aside from the crits)
The next day was a scheduled rest day. I took it easy, slept good, ate good…
My Tuesday workout was Hunter -1. I got the first 20 minute interval done, but my heart rate spiked to 172 (normally around 154 during these efforts). I decided to pull the plug after the first interval.
My question: What next? I have another race this coming weekend. I fear I am starting to dig myself a hole, but maybe it’s as simple as “take 1 extra rest day”. Or, should I drop down to a mid-volume plan?
What about today? I am scheduled for Eclipse (3x20m SS).
Should I push my entire schedule by a day or two? Skip a few days?
Any advice appreciated.