This is something I always wondered, as I am in the low number of sessions group. Imagine the following thought experiment:
- 2 Identical individuals (experience, genotype).
- Both do 7 hours a week, both do 500 TSS, both spend same time in zones, for simplicity think 2 hours of threshold, 1 hour of tempo, 4 hours of endurance.
- One does it in 2 days == 2 rides. The other does it in 5 rides == 5 days.
- Both subjects comply to the program 100% for equal length period.
Theoretically, what are the trade offs between the two approaches?. It’s one superior? Who do you expect to sustainable improve more?