Currently working through SSBMV2 and looking to get outdoors at least once a week for training purposes. Mostly because the times I do find myself riding outdoors I struggle with pacing myself and my bike handling could certainly improve, for example wobbling around when trying to get my water bottle. I have the time to do the medium volume plan if not more so I am wondering if removing the Sunday sweet spot workout for a long outdoor ride would be detrimental to my training progression. I am aware in the week tips it says you can sub the ride for an endurance ride but that is also suggesting it be done on a trainer and it only shows that for week 1 and not the other weeks which also have sweet spot rides on Sunday. What do you guys think? My ultimate goal is to raise my FTP but I am also training to do a century so I feel like I need to get used to riding more than 2 hours max on a trainer.
TL;DR If I replaced the sweet spot workout for the week with a long endurance ride how would that affect my over all training progression? Could it possibly be better to replace the mid-week low intensity ride of 1 hour with something longer outside and then keep the sweet spot ride on Sunday?