Looking for some advice for those more knowledgeable than I.
BLUF: Recreational rider - Should I stick with the Time Crunch 30 plan and repeat or try to make modifications to the SSB Low Volume/Plan builder low volume?
Background: I am a mountain biker (4 years) who is new to structured training. Found TR via the podcast and started using in July to prep for a long weekend trip in November with the group I am part of. I am the slowest guy in the group so I wanted to improve my ability to keep up/not slow everyone down. 206 FTP tested, in July; jumped to 233 in early October and had a great trip in November. Due for a Ramp test this week i think. I say that to say that I am seeing improvement on the Time Crunch plan (probably due to the fact that it is structured)
Due to time constraints/other obligations I am limited to 30 min a few times a week. It is what it is.
So my question: Which plan should I use? I see two options:
Stick with Time Crunch 30
Do SSB/plan builder and then manually edit workouts to 30 min versions where available. I don’t think there is an ‘apply all’ style function where i could change all of those workouts in a plan so I would be doing every workout manually. For the workouts that don’t have a 30 min version I would search for a 30 min workout in the same zone with a similar or slightly higher IF.
Anyone ever had a similar issue or does anyone have any thoughts?
Thanks for any advice you all can provide.