I am just now starting my 2nd block of Short Power Build (99% of my racing is crits), and I’m wondering if i would get much out of the specialization that comes after given I don’t really have any racing planned (like pretty much everyone). The one thing left on my calendar I really care about is the Salt to Saint relay race with some friends, where I want to perform well, and TT style efforts are not my strongest. After this block of Short Power Build, should I just skip specialization and just jump into Sustained Power Build?
There is 12 weeks between the end of my current build phase and the week of my relay event, so I could do all 8 weeks of Sustained Power build plus 1/2 of the Century specialization (i think that’d be most appropriate).
I would rather be a stronger crit racer next season if specialization makes that much a different this far out (but i’m guessing it doesn’t), but i would really like to perform well on this relay. What would you recommend?
edit: more context, even without the relay I was considering doing sustained power next anyway, since that’s my biggest weakness and I was going to work on that over what would have been the off-season, and resume short power after another base phase for next years season