Almost done with ssb2mv after a delay due to illness. The last time I went through the plan progression I went with general build then rolling road race as a middle ground choice going into racing season last year. I want to try a different progression this year as a way to keep my body on its toes. This year is looking predominantly like crits with a few road races thrown in there, one or two fast group rides a week, and cyclocross in the fall. I’m leaning towards short power build/crit specialty, but was also considering sustained build/crit specialty then doing short power build before cross season.
My question is this; has anyone used sustained power build going in a mostly crit season with any success? Does it really matter? I only ask this because in one of the recent podcasts, jonathan said he did sustained build and felt like it helped him. All opinions are welcome, thanks.