Scenario: first year of structured training, half way through build phase, injured.
How do I salvage the year and set myself up for a successful gains next year?
I expect to be unable to train seriously for about 3 months, which would put me at mid October. I plan to do some body weight training (one leg squats, etc), and light trainer/gym bike spins during my down time.
Then what? If the plan is to start Sweet Spot Base Mid Volume in early to mid December, what do I do to best prepare myself for that? I hate to lose all my gains but I expect to drop 20-30 watts over the 3 months of down time… how do I best salvage this season’s training to carry over into next season’s?
6 week build with long gravel rides on the weekends? Maybe a few cross races sprinkled in?
Greatly appreciate any and all input!!