I am new to TrainerRoad but have been cycling competitively for 5 years. Currently doing the Sweet Spot Base - Mid Volume 1 program. 5 Riders per week with roughly 6 hours of training. While I love the program and already feel improved fitness I miss my longer rides outside on the weekend. Currently, Friday and Sunday are my 2 weekly rides with the highest TSS.
My question: If I want to add a long endurance ride on the weekend how should I structure that and will it hinder performance to steer from the plan a bit?
- Should I move the harder workouts to earlier in the week and sub in a 3-4 hour weekend endurance ride?
- I currently have 2 rest days - should I sub out one of those for the long outdoor endurance ride?
- Should I complete the training ride on Sunday and follow it up with an endurance ride?
Open to more suggestions.