A little more than 3 weeks away from my A-race this year, the Alpenbrevet. After this race I will basically be “off-season” before I start s structured plan in December/January depending on my main goal for 2020 (not yet decided). I’ve done it this way for the last years and it keeps me motivated for completing a full cycle of TR-plans. My main problem is that I basically “start from scratch” every season and end up with the same level of fitness at my peak race each year. It seems a bit wasteful, and next year I was hoping to pick it up a notch.
Some facts to bring along:
W/kg: 4-4,2 when at top shape
I commute all year around. 40-50 minutes moderate pace times 2 each day.
I use TR plans outside from May until my end of season. Low Volume combined my commute and the odd endurance ride.
I am “time crunched” and don’t race that much, nor do I belong to a club.
“Off season” I ride my trail bike for fun, implementing some Strava segments and “fartlek”. I also run some, both on trails and as part of my commute.
What would be your best advice to keep as much fitness as possible during my 3-4 months off structured training?