With racing starting back up some of my local group rides/practice races are starting back up as well. However, I wanted to determine how to best add or incorporate local group rides and practice races into my training plan.
I have two options for group rides:
Wednesday Evening Practice Race
Saturday Group Ride (Race oriented)
I follow this schedule using TR’s low volume plan:
M: 1st TR Workout
T: 2nd TR Workout
W: Easy Spin using TR (Usually lazy mountain or similar TR workout)
T: 3rd TR Workout
S: 3hr Outdoor endurance ride
My goal this season is to build endurance and to finish with the pack in road races and crits. I also want to ensure I don’t overtrain with too much intensity by simply just adding group rides/races on top of the TR plan.
Would it effective to use Tuesday as a rest/recovery day and use the Wednesday practice race to substitute for the second TR workout in the LV plan? Or use the Saturday group ride in place of Thursday’s TR workout and use Thursday as a Rest/Recovery day? Any suggestions and inputs are greatly appreciated.