I am beginning the SSB I plan and I know from past experience the High Vol plans are too much for me. Having said that, I do have the time and fitness to do more than what is prescribed in the Mid Vol plans. My thought is to modify the SSB High Vol I plan by replacing the SST rides on Wednesdays with a short, easy ride (Pettit, Carter, Taku, etc) and have a rest day on Fridays. I will leave the Tues, Thursday, Sat and Sun rides as-is. This will bring my TSS to a level that I think I can handle, somewhere between the mid and high vol plans.
My real challenge is how to modify the SSB II plan that comes next. Doing the same as I’ve described above won’t work for SSB II as I really can’t get in more than a 1:30 ride during the week. My thought is to keep the SSB II weekend rides the same but replace the 2 hour Tues and Thursday rides with 1:30 rides instead. I also plan to make one of those rides an Over/Under workout. Once again I’d do an easy Wed ride and nothing on Fridays.