Hi everyone. How do you effectively and efficiently add volume when adding time isn’t an option?
Since getting a Whoop, I’ve found that I leave a lot of potential volume on the table by following the Low Volume training plans: I can ride nearly every day without blowing up. However, I don’t have the time to do rides longer than 60-75 minutes each day. (Working from home allows a lot more volume due to lunchtime availability, but my number-one training goal is not to let training get in the way of time with my family.)
I’ve worked around this by supplementing the Low Volume plan with workouts from the corresponding Medium Volume version of the plan and swapping
+x versions for the originals where necessary. My Whoop Recovery says I’m good to go with this strategy, so burnout isn’t a concern. (Except recently, since I’ve been laid low by either a cold or COVID. We’ll see in a few days.) The meat of this post is several questions:
- If you are in the same position, how do you do this? The advice from “Ask a Cycling Coach” amounts of doing options that add more time more often than not. (Extend warm-ups/cooldowns, go to
+xversions of the workout, etc.)
- Is there any possibility of a future plan tier that fits the same TiZ into 60-75 minutes every day?
- Is there any possibility of foregrounding the weekly prescribed TiZ for a plan to help users tailor their training?