I don’t race, so I have no specific dates that I’m working towards. I just want to be as strong as possible for myself and the odd group ride. I’ve been thinking about skipping Speciality in favor of SSB --> Build --> SSB --> etc. While I realize that I am potentially missing out on putting the sharpest edge possible on my fitness for a period of time, what I think I would be gaining is more time in FTP building territory, so over the space of a year or so would more likely have a higher FTP. I’ve seen similar questions to this pop up and lack of workout variation/boredom are often cited as potential downsides to this approach, but I actually really like the long sweet spot rides and feel like I could quite happily do them over a long time period.
Do others agree with this approach, or are there factors I’m not considering here?