Dear fellow TR users,
Since last year I am following a TR plan. I followed a Low Volume plan in 2022, with great results. I went for a Medium Volume plan in 2023.
But, in order to be able to fit this plan in my life, I skipped the endurance rides of this Mid Volume plan during winter time. This means I have 4 interval sessions a week (sweet spot, treshold, VO2max and/or anaerobic) which I sometimes prolonge to 2 hours instead of the prescribed 1,5 hours per session.
I only ride inside during winter time (short days, cold and wet). I never find the motivation to execute indoor endurance sessions in the winter. I’d rather spend some time with my wife or just relax instead of doing Z2 rides. Endurance rides on a trainer are not very motivating…
So I decided to skip the endurance rides of the program during the winter. This approach might evolve with Spring and Summer arriving, allowing me to train outside again. I’ll be probably more motivated to perform endurance rides outside once the weather permits it.
My racing season starts in 10 days, and I feel relatively confident of this approach. I am feeling relatively strong and ready to race.
Do you think this is a sound approach or should I rather move to a Low Volume approach during winter time?
Greetings from Luxemburg,