How do you recommend working in virtual races with a mid / high volume plan?
I finished a long block of Sweet Spot Base training and am in the rest week. Since my sprint power is poor (um, non-existent) and I’ve never really worked it before, I plan to do Short Power Build next. I’ll follow the high volume plan but will have to truncate the endurance portions of the longer workouts during the week to get to work on time.
For various reasons the intensity days will be Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday (i.e. default plan). Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays are for weight lifting and the prescribed recovery rides (maybe shortened a little due to work). This fills ups the week.
I tend toward longer events such as centuries and Fondos, so it was easy to plan training blocks to coincide with one of those events. I don’t have any experience scheduling in a recurring weekly race into a structured training plan in a way that doesn’t sacrifice the quality of the following hard workout.
Thanks in advanced!