Wondered if you guys could help. I’m currently working through my plan after completing plan builder. Currently I’m doing a base phase working out as 5 workouts per week about 450 TSS on the bike. This had 2 days rest on a Thursday and Sunday. This working fine and I’m on top of nutrition so feel ok.
I recently signed up to a half marathon and trying to fit runs around my calendar is proving tricky. I’ve added in 3 runs per week. One with interval but a max of 30mins. A tempo run on rest day 1 and a zone 2 run on the second rest day. Works out I’m doing something 7 days a week!! Albeit less intensity towards the back end.
Monday - 110 tss bike
Tuesday - 120 tss bike 30tss run
Wednesday - 75 tss bike
Thursday - 40 tss run
Friday - 75 tss bike
Saturday - 35 tss bike
Sunday - 50 tss run
However, my question is, is this sustainable? I.e. not having an actual rest day of doing nothing?
I’ve done this for 2 weeks and feel ok, making sure I’m eating right on and off the bike so my workouts are fuelled etc. The Saturday and Sunday are almost recovery activities and on the “bike” rest day I am running so cross training.
Does it matter physiologically I am actually not having a day completely off or is it just psychologically?