Howdy everybody. I’m going to be doing a 200 mile race in July, and I’m wondering how to best make use of my time. I’ve used the calendar function to work back my training plans from my 200iler in July, making it my A event of the year. So I’m doing Century Mid Volume, and Sustained Power Build prior to that. I’m now left with nine weeks between the end of my current general build plan and the start of sustained power build. I had originally intended to do Rolling Road Race in January, but that would mean my training progression for the year leading up the my A event would be: base, build, specialty, build, specialty. Do I need to skip specialty in January and do some more build? That would make my training progression: base, build, base, build, specialty. I’m a little hesitant to do the latter because my B events this year in May all fit nicely within the rolling road race plan, but if I’m making a misstep in skipping a base phase I’ll make the sacrifice.
Thoughts? Thanks all.