I hate asking this but I’m not finding the answer I’m looking for without actually signing up for TrainerRoad.
Below is what the website shows for the SSB plans and volume per week.
Low Volume I (3.5 Hrs/Wk)
Low Volume II (3.5 Hrs/Wk)
Mid Volume I (5.8 Hrs/Wk)
Mid Volume II (6.3 Hrs/Wk)
High Volume I (8.9 Hrs/Wk)
High Volume II (10.4 Hrs/Wk)
Here is the question: Is the number of hours listed ONLY the interval sessions you’re supposed to do on the trainer?
10.4 hours per week for the High Volume II is not a lot of hours if those are the only rides you’re completing during the week. Now if they are only structured trainer workouts on 4-5 days per week that don’t include any base rides that is a different story. 10.4 hours of intervals per week IS a ton of WORK, not a ton of HOURS.
As a background I average 11 hours per week up to 16 in the summer and average 533 TSS up to 800 during the summer. I’m confused when I read High Volume but it only shows 10.4 hours per week. I’ll ride 1.5-2 hours Tues - Fri and then 3-4 hours on Saturday and Sunday. If I signed up for TrainerRoad I would not reduce the number of hours I’m training per week as the 2 hrs during the week and 3-4 hours on the weekends have allowed me to make huge gains in repeatability and sustained power in marathon MTB events.
Thanks for the clarification.