My Crit season is about to commence here in Australia and I’ll most likely be racing every Sunday morning. What is the suggestion on the best “maintenance” program to use? I know most programs load you up towards a big goal, but my aim is to be at my best on most Sundays. Would it just be one of the specialty plans, substituting a weekend workout for a race?
Any ideas / experiences would be great.
Hey there Evan!
We actually talked about this in last weeks episode. You can listen to this discussion here:
Although you can race every single Sunday, it is really hard if not impossible to be fresh and in top form each Sunday throughout a season. Is there not a championship race in the series you are doing that you can target? If there is, I would recommend using that as your A race and then simply replacing a hard workout each week with your race.
If not, you could try to maintain your fitness throughout the season. Here are a couple resources that will give you information on how to do this:
- How to Recover, Maintain, and Build Fitness After a Full Training Cycle
- How to Maintain Peak Fitness for a Long Time
- How Long Does Fitness Last?
I hope this helps!
Thanks Ian, very helpful!