I just finished with week 5 of Sweet Spot Mid Volume Base… I’m extremely new to cycling so I’m making gains much more quickly than the plan is designed. With that in mind, after a super easy week 2, I bumped up the intensity after a rest day if the previous few training days felt too manageable. Long story short, I just completed the bulk of week 5 at 104% prescribed intensity. That’s despite the fact that I’ve gotten only a few hours of sleep over the last 3 nights! I work shift work and was on overnights, so it wasn’t really ideal but I also didn’t have a choice.
To the point…
I’m questioning wether I should continue with my own added intensity progression. I suppose there are 3 options:
- Continue the progression and up my recovery week to 105%
- Leave the intensity at 104% (same as week 5)
- Back it down to 100% and really give myself a super easy week!
I only have 2 more overnights then I’ll be able to rest appropriately for my recovery week and subsequent ramp test…
Thanks for any help/advise!