OK. I know on other threads I’ve been a proponent of the Low Volume plans but I’m just starting on Sustained Power Build Low Volume (did the Ramp Test this morning) and am thinking about whether to move “up” to the Medium Volume instead.
My thought was to skip the Wednesday rides which are the long aerobic ones (Pettit, et. al.) and do the four remaining workouts Monday to Thursday, have Friday as rest day then see what the weekend brings. Saturday would typically be a long day with Sunday a steady ride out with my wife though at the moment I’m recovering from a broken collarbone so trainer rides are fine, outdoor not so.
I did SSBLV 1 & 2 with full compliance so sticking with the LV plan would sort of make sense but then I’m a bloke and since when has sense applied to blokes and sport? I also did quite a few weekend rides so my weekly TSS was in the 400-500 range so I can handle the workload. Skipping the aerobic rides from the Medium Volume plan would keep me in that range.
For reference my target events are multi-day mountain bike ITTs like the Tour Divide but four to five days rather than twenty plus. A typical day is sixteen hours of riding or more. The first of these is at Easter so falls right at the end of this training block.