Would it be even remotely wise for me to experiment with an increase in (time) volume??
Here’s the situation:
Started TR in September w/ SSBLV1+2 + additional rides…went from ~300-500 TSS/~7hrs/wk total phase.
Just ended Sustained Power Build HV with a peak TSS of 850/10-12hrs/wk.
I handled the training load fairly well (5 hard+1 easy sessions/week) but I was taking daily 30min-2hr naps.
I failed 3 workouts in the plan: 1 from fatigue, 1 from under-fuelling, 1 cuz I wanted end the plan in a blaze of glory!
Currently in rest week w/ ramp test this weekend (FTP ~300).
Plan going forward is: SSBHV2 --> SPBHV --> 40KTT HV Spec (w/ mods).
‘A Race’ is a 20km TT (+ 110km/3hr RR the day after).
All the increase will come almost exclusively from time in Z2/Endurance – +5hrs in Base; +3hrs in Build & Spec.
(Total training time/week/plan: 16hr, 14.5hr, 11.5hr)
Would doing this be of any benefit or more detrimental both overall and goal specific?
Any and all opinions, suggestions, ridicule, and head-shaking welcome.
You’ve got 5 days to convince me you’re right!