52 year old female MTB rider, pretty competitive for my age, been on Zwift for the last couple of years, but really wanting to pick my training up for a couple of big events this year, so have joined TR to get more focused. I love my trainer and training and have become mildly obsessed with the podcast and all the information presented there and in the forum!
My A race is a 100km MTB race on 10 June 2019, and my B event is a 160km sportive on 31 March 2019. That is 18 weeks to the B event.
My current plan is to start with Sweet Spot Base I and II, putting my ego aside that I don’t need any base training.
The full 12 weeks then leaves me with 6 weeks to go till the sportive, and Sustained Power would be the obvious choice but I am 2 weeks short for the full plan.
Should I skip the last 2 weeks of Sweet Spot Base II, skip the first 2 weeks of Sustained Power or skip the last 2 weeks of Sustained Power, or some other option? I recognise that any version of this will probably bring me to the start line in much better shape than I am now.
Also, I can generally train twice during the week and both days on the weekends, including a group ride on Sundays, so do I choose the low volume versions with 3 sessions and do the sunday group ride as an extra, or choose the mid volume versions and accept that I will always have to skip a session each week. Neither option seems to align easily with the goal of reaching the prescribed TSS.