I now have just one more hard week, then the recovery week left in ssbmv1. I’m new to structured training, and am looking forward to seeing what my gains have been. It feels like it could be considerable, as I am now upping the intensity even in my OU workouts, and getting through them just fine. I’m considering just doing the LV plan for ssb2, but I’m concerned that even with the increased intensity, the reduced tss will limit my progress considerably. I think that even if I do the LV, I may still add a recovery ride in between harder workouts when I can.
Another concern I have is that I will be away from home for couple of weeks in the middle of the 6 week plan, and though I will take my bike with me, I don’t know how much I’ll get to ride, and it will likely just be some shortish, fun trail rides. What are your opinions about how I should handle the training plan around this interruption? I’d like to think that I might get out 3-4 times in the away from home period, which might act as a “place holder”, and then just resume when I get back to the winter hellscape that I call home. I’ll look forward to any opinions you guys might share. Thanks everybody!