QUESTION: Should I do a training camp a month before my event or should I follow the plan as given?
I have a brevet Jan 7. For those not familiar, a brevet is not a race. However, the brevet is in Minnesota, so the race is really against frostbite. I really do want to go as fast as I can.
I have the week off after Thanksgiving, so Nov 28 - Dec 2.
The week currently has a TSS of 363. As an example of the week, one of the days I am doing Obelisk. Not exactly grind to your core stuff. The week after is a TSS of 444. I would make a lot more sense from a personal point of view to switch those weeks. I also have it in the back of my head that I would really like to try one of the crazy “not recommended” rides. I could rein it in and do the breakthrough Hoffman though: Log In to TrainerRoad
My event is listed as a Gran Fondo, but I don’t feel like I’m doing the volume I should.
I’m willing to do the plan as scheduled if the advice is FTFP, but seems like if I overcook it a bit then the AI will slow things down in later weeks and I have enough time to recover. Also, there’s a good chance I will be taking 5 days or so off the bike around Christmas, though I might run on some of those days. I’ve learned my lesson about trying to run fast and getting injured, so none of that. Thoughts? Questions?