I’m living temporarily in a part of the world where, for reasons of climate and security, outdoor riding is pretty rare for me. I’ll be starting SSB Mid Volume 1 in a few weeks, but would like to incorporate some virtual racing (on that platform that starts with a Z and sounds like swift) one day per week for entertainment and some form of competitive/social riding. These races tend to last between 45 minutes to an hour and I’d say they resemble crit racing. My sense is that the best TR day to substitute during SSB with one of these races would be the first workout of the week or maybe the third.
Does this sound right? Do I run the risk of sabotaging my SSB benefits by incorporating these race pace efforts once a week?