Has anybody had success doing a LV Build plan on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, then doing long, unstructured (probably hard, mostly mountain bike) rides on Saturday and Sunday? I’ve seen some similar threads but they all seem to be about LV Base on M, W, F with a single group ride on the weekend. I’m concerned about riding 4 days in a row (Fri-Mon) being too intense and failing the Monday workouts, hence thinking about T, W, Th.
I’ve been doing the Mid Volume plans all winter but with the good weather lately, I’ve been riding outside on the weekends (unstructured). I’m riding my mountain bike 3-4 hours on Saturday and 2-3 hours on Sunday. I could stick with this but it pushes the weekly TSS up and I’m probably missing the specificity of the hard Mid Volume Saturday rides. I am thinking the specificity is accounted for in the Low Volume plans but am not sure. By doing the LV plan plus the weekend rides, I think I can end up with a TSS in line with the MV plan.
I’ve tried the outdoor workouts but frankly, I get distracted and forget I’m in the middle of an interval.
As far as my goals, they’re on hold until Fall so I’m OK experimenting now.
Any thoughts are appreciated.