The UK is just about to enter a month-long lockdown to combat the second wave of Covid-19 (and many other European countries are following a similar path). This means no races, no group training sessions, and no group rides. You can leave your home for exercise, but only with people within your household, or one other person from outside your household.
With those restrictions in place, might a reverse periodisation plan make sense? Long base miles are going to be risky, and by the time the lockdown is lifted - if it is - it will be even colder.
I’m thinking about a 2 or 3 week block of vo2 / build work, followed by a week or so of recovery, and then into a block of FTP and over/under work (maybe the last 4 weeks of SSB2 MV with the vo2 work swapped out). Then some more recovery followed by longer intervals and muscular endurance work (perhaps SSB1 with a mix of MV and HV workouts).
Thoughts? I took 2 weeks off the bike mid-September, but have done some high volume / low intensity work since then, and did a lot of volume (6000-9000Kj / week) including some extensive sweetspot work in the summer and before my break - so I do feel like I might have a pretty decent base of fitness already.