2018 was my first road season and I raced a lot, usually 2-3 times a week plus a hard group ride. My intention for 2019 is to do the same, race 2-3 times a week, possibly more if I do a mtb series. I don’t have a single race picked out as an A race, instead I want to be strong across the whole season, from late April to early September.
To this end I’m doing the high volume sweet spot base 1 and will follow it with hv ssb2 then a high volume general build. The build phase ends in late April, right around when races and group rides start up. I could choose a specialty phase (either rolling road race or crit) but I have no desire or need do the taper in the last 2 weeks.
My thought is that I’ll deload for a week then try to repeat the build phase mixed with some races and outdoor rides. Then I can race into specific sharpness in the late spring/early summer as my racing load increases, while also mixing in some specific workouts.
Feel free to snoop my profile, it should be public. FWIW I’ve been told I’m an allrounder, I’m a bigger dude but have had success in hilly and flat races. The weakness I’d like to work on this season is repeatability of anaerobic efforts, I had a great threshold and could diesel for ages and also had a good sprint, but if I had to go deep too frequently I’d pop.