Sure. So a more extensive picture…
I’m 40. 188lbs, 270 FTP. Cycled a long time, casually. Got serious the last couple years, started racing. Been on trainerroad low volume plans since about november of 2018. Did ssb, then short power build, then ssb, then short power build again. Planning on going into CX specialty after the second half of this build plan.
I typically do all 3 of the plan workouts indoors on the trainer. I also will add maybe 2-5 hours a week of unstructured riding outdoors. Thats split between commuting, a semi-tame no drop club ride, and CX practice in the park.
So for example, I’m finishing up a rest week now. I started with a day off, then 2 hrs of commuting/easy riding on Tues. Took wed off, then petttit on thurs. Whorl was on the schedule for fri…did half of lazy mountain instead as my legs still felt cooked. Took yesterday off, now contemplating getting out for a 30 mile loop outdoors, or getting townsend in on the trainer, or just taking another day off and trying to get some commuting miles in tomorrow. Have a ramp test scheduled for wed.
I THINK I’ve gotten a pretty good handle on managing fatigue through the plans. On the other hand…I might just need to HTFU, not worry about it, and do more volume and ses how it goes. Playing it safe for the time being though, as this is my first year with structured training.