Hi all, looking for some help!
Im in ssb2 low vol (but with additional endurance ride (petit/carter etc) and v hard group ride once a week), so the volume is similar to a mid volume plan.
I’m in week 4. Week 5 was going to be cancelled due to Christmas, so I was going to cut the plan short by one week regardless.
Im a cat 3 uk, been using TR for around 5 years, around 4.1 w/kg - although this is still below my ‘typical’ 4.3-4.4 wk/kg as I was injured earlier in the year.
However, I need a break. I know from experience when I need recovery. Legs cooked, motivation down etc.
If Christmas break wasn’t just one week away, I would probably take this week as a recovery week and then repeat weeks 3,4,5 of SSB2.
I’m considering going to a long/higher vol z2 route for the final week of the plan, then taking recovery week. My rationale is it’s better than two recovery weeks back to back, but won’t fry my legs. I’ll enjoy it too. I’ve got no upcoming events etc so I can repeat SSB2 in the new year from scratch week 1.
The alternative is HTFU, finish this week, and enjoy xmas.
Any opinions or advice is welcome. I’m fairly flexible as I have no events/goals other than raise ftp to my old baseline.