Wondering if this is unreasonable:
I’ve got my A race this Saturday - a 150k 9k’ hilly gran fondo. My progression levels are VO2 Max 4.7 and Endurance 5.4. My adaptive training plan (at week 14 of specialty climbing) has me doing two VO2 Max sessions (30min @ 4.7) and one Endurance session (60min @ 3.6) this week.
I just bailed halfway through the first of the VO2 Max sessions (Goode -5) because I could tell it was loading up my legs way too much 4 days before this monster event, not even considering another VO2 Max session in two days. Maybe I’m old school, but I thought athletes benefited from a lead-up taper and good amount of rest the week of an A event. My plan did have a baked in recovery week last week, but going right into two VO2 Max sessions at my progression level seems overkill.
Is my plan jacked? What other info is needed to determine this?