I did SSB I and II over the winter, and then slowly went off structured training for a month or so and did fun rides (at varying intensities). I did an FTP ramp test and lost 10 W compared to April (253 W vs 243 W), so now I want to get back into structured training with a build phase. My question is how to work in races into this plan? I have a weekly crit I like to go to practice my bike handling, sprints and just have fun. There’s a couple of race series I want to do (intelli, gateway), but I don’t race every weekend.
How would you fit those into structured training? Just add them to the TR plan without changing anything? Extra recovery? This will be the LV plan.
For reference, I started structured training with a PM this January @ 213 W FTP, and am a recently upgraded midpack cat 4. At my peak in april, I was 4.0 w/kg @ 253 W (63.2 kg), now I am 3.73 w/kg @ 243 W (65 kg).