Last year I went through the full Sweet Spot Base Mid I & II. then I went through the Climbing Road Race. Both base and build phases I was able to follow almost perfectly. When I then went on to the specialization phase I found that I was starting to hit a wall and found it hard to fulfill the prescribed plans and ended up taking some additional recovery time.
This was my first time following a strict structured program.
This year I am wondering about modifying the program to add additional recovery time throughout. The two different modifications that I have been considering are:
- Add an additional recovery day into each “week” transforming them from a 7 day routine to an 8 day routine.
- Add an additional recovery day into the 7 day week and drop one of the workouts (Wednesday)
I’m over 50 and am wondering if it’s my age that is requiring the additional recovery or if it was just my first time following such an extended plan and I should try following the plan as-is for a second year to see how it works out.