I’m looking for some guidance here.
I’m currently in week 2 of the mid volume base phase. Monitoring my TSB:
My concern is that I’m spending a lot of time in the grey zone. Joel Friel’s blog states: “… the Grey Zone. You don’t want to spend too much training time here because there’s not much happening that will improve fitness. You’re sort of at a plateau in training. This is typically the zone you are in during a rest and recovery week, when tapering for an A-priority race, and when returning to hard training following an extended break.”
JF suggests that most of the training should happen in the Green zone. The only way to get there is to ride quite a bit more. I got to green following hard, long outdoor weekend rides, and even then, my TSB would creep back up to the Grey zone… without those outdoor rides, I feel like my TSB would be in the Fresh zone all the time.
So, my concern is that I may not be making the gains I’m after and question whether I should be doing more, and if so, how much more?