I moved to a different city for two months, and in the beginning of November, they locked down the city. Then, I decided I would give trainerroad a go, because I was obviously not going to be able to ride unstructured anyway. If I was going to suffer in the turbo, better do it right, I guess.
Just a quick overview of my numbers for context. I am 42, 306 FTP in the initial ramp test, and I did a month of High Volume SSBI
I moved back to my hometown last Saturday. During the last week I had to prepare everything to leave, so I set a recovery week (week 5 in the original high-volume plan).
In my hometown, there is not such a stringent lockdown in place. So I can go out on group rides again, which I am really looking forward to. As these long rides would place additional stress on my body, I decided to lower the plan to mid volume. To account for the month spent doing high volume SSBI, I put the date of plan start in the past. I also changed the end date to peak in mid spring.
I see that the plan starts with a new ramp test (which I programmed in my old plan anyway) and an easy week, then it throws me in a Build phase of 3 weeks starting next week.
My question is, if I took an easy week during my preparations to move, then my first week here the plan is another easy week, is it advisable to go straight into a build phase? Should I put a week or two of SSB work before the Build?