For many of us here in N.A., the summer wasn’t what it usually is in terms of racing. That means, the fall isn’t what it usually is either.
Typically, I’d do a specialty plan ending in early September (around Labor Day Weekend races), and then use the residual fitness to mix it up in some CX races through October. No structured workouts in October, just 60-90 rides during the week, and then race Saturday &/or Sunday, or if no races, a longer ride. Come the end of October/First week of November, I’d take 2-3 weeks off and then start my base for the following year.
This year, I did a specialty plan ending on a Strava based TT series, in mid September. Since then, I’ve been doing unstructured riding, all in Z2 with the occasional effort on a KOM attempt.
My thought going forward is to do the first 4 weeks of a build phase (probably sustained power), as a final structured block for 2020. Then take my off season break of 2-3 weeks, and then pick up with base training for the 2021 season in mid-November.
Tell me why or why I shouldn’t do this, and how’d you’d change it.