From listening to the TR podcast and reading on the forum I know that you can substitute the Sunday SS ride for an endurance ride, but my question is what is best. Just finishing up SSB1 and progressed all the way to 9 in my SS level progression. About to start my first build block of Sustained Power Build. I should mention before I go on that I’m doing mid volume and that I really enjoy SS work, probably my favorite type of workout. I’m doing Leadville in August and that’s what my training is focused on. I understand from mentions on the podcast that one of the main reasons that the Sunday ride isn’t endurance is because people won’t do it consistently. Let’s just assume for arguments sake I will be equally and very consistent with my Sunday ride being either SS or Endurance. My questions:
Is it better to substitute my Sunday ride for an endurance ride and if so how long would it need to be?
During much of the building weeks plan builder has me doing the following workouts in this order: endurance, Vo2, threshold, Vo2, and then Sunday sweet spot. The point being from here on I’m mostly doing just one SS a week and if I sub that out will I miss out on anything?
Does it even matter? Is this just two different means to the same end?
Thanks for the input!