I’m on SSB1 LV, with group rides on Wednesdays (which I usually skip in favor of TR workouts - I don’t love that but I do it anyway) and larger group rides Saturdays. The Saturday rides are the ones I don’t want to sacrifice. (What’s the point in having all this power if I can’t show it off once a week?)
(Stats: 48 year-old male, FTP 2.95 W/kg, living in flat-ish area of Florida panhandle, mainly road riding, but also a couple sprint tris per year, and a few running races as “D” events. Attempting to qualify for Nationals at Cheaha this May, for practice if nothing else.)
Option 1: I could put in my Saturday rides as C events in Plan Builder. That would substitute the 90 minute workouts for my “C events.” Seems like cheating though, since it’s no longer structured.
Option 2: The Saturday rides have A, B, and C groups. I usually ride with the A group for 60-75 miles. So maybe I should do an outdoor workout and ride with B group. Really, I’d just ride alongside B group and hammer during an interval, and let them catch up between intervals. In theory that’s how it would work, I’ve not tried it yet. Of course, then I’d have to finish the remaining 90 minutes or so with B group, which actually is kinda fun being the strong guy in a group for a change, but also not a great workout.
Option 3: Stay indoors all the time and be miserable and never be seen on the road again.
Option 4: Are there any option fours?
Appreciate any advice out there. Awesome podcast and software, btw. Thank you!