I have started using TrainerRoad this May and had my first race in the beginning of June. It is clear that I won’t be able to finish a whole cycle before the season is essentially over. AFAIK if I need to bridge a shorter gap, I can repeat Base and Build phases, but IMHO I think I need to work in a rest and recovery period. How should I structure my training calendar so that I peak in the summer of 2020?
Currently, I am on my last week of SSB1 MV, and will start SSB2 MV. The latter will end in the middle of September. I wonder how to go from there. Is it better to switch to SSB1 in the low volume variant to have a recovery period, and then pick up SSB1 mid volume in December again? Should I make my own plan with plenty of endurance rides (60-70 % FTP) at reduced frequency (2x during the week and 1x during the weekend)? Or do you recommend something else entirely?