I am doing SSB LV 1 currently (into my second block of it after doing SSB LV1 and LV2 before Xmas). This time around I am at a higher FTP and so far have been able to complete all of the workouts even bumping some workouts as well for the last few intervals. I chose LV as I cant always commit to completing the MV plans with a busy family life and work commitments.
As an example last week was my Dad’s 65th birthday so I couldn’t train Friday through Sunday due to being on the road and visiting family. I completed all 3 SSB LV workouts plus 2 additional endurance rides Monday through Thursday instead and I think the total was approximately 330 TSS.
This week is similar as it is my sons 6th birthday at the weekend. So far this week I have got up at 5am yesterday and today to do the two sweet spot workouts. I will do another endurance ride tonight and then do the 1hr 30min weekend ride on Thursday evening. I will then have Friday through Sunday of the bike again. I will prob struggle to have time to match last weeks TSS.
I am prioritising getting the plan workouts done and adding the endurance rides as and when I can (which is more time dependant than being physically able). This can mean that my TSS chart goes up and down a bit week by week as the endurance rides affect this.
Does this matter in terms of loading on the body? I am assuming that the endurance rides will help but if I cant be consistent with them week in week out will this matter? I am assuming that doing something extra is better than nothing.
I am following a plan build for a MTB XC marathon event in the middle of June.