Love the pod cast, beers with Chad and the training plans 5 star for all although one complaint which I will get too later.
My question is based on our current situation. I have seen my A race canceled as well as subsequent local race series probably going the same way. Fortunately my A race has been moved to next year but I feel I am nearing peak fitness for this plan, yes I am using Plan builder. Im currently on Base with a made up A race in August to give a structure. Happily I am still seeing FTP gains currently at 311 ( I started around 260 a year ago).
With no “off season” so to speak can I realistically expect to continue to gain over a year. I plan to have a few weeks here and there away from the bike over summer or should I plan a large block, not just for rest but to ensure I remain hungry for training.
Complaint, You mentioned in past pod casts insurance companies who give rewards for keeping fit. We have similar in the UK, Vitality give points for work outs the problem is its based on Age related Heart rate and Trainer road has improved my fitness to the point that some of the easier “rest” workouts don’t give me a high enough Average HR for my daily points. First world problems I know.