How many weeks of training load do you take before a recovery week? 3,4,5,6,12?
I am following a program that suggests a recovery week after every 3 weeks. Too soon? I am finishing my third week tomorrow.
Current phase (Muscular Endurance/Stength phase)…excluding warm.up/warm down.
Mon: Hill Sprints
…30 seconds max effort repeats up a 6% gradient with 5 minute easy cycling between 6-8 sets.
Tues: Body weight circuits and abs with jogging inbetween, then High spin 130 rpm for 20 mins
Weds: Muscular tension
Lowest gear on bike,3x10 min efforts at 20-30 minute all out pace (10 minutes easy cycling inbetween)
Thurs: Muscular Endurance
60rpm Lowest gear on bike for 3 hours…close to done by the end.
Friday: Off or high spin recovery ride
Saturday: Muscular Endurance (as above)
Sunday: Time trial around local mountain some sections LONG and STEEP. 42-43 minutes.
Opionions and expertise appreciated. Thanks in advance