When is it appropriate to do a base training plan? I have sort of come to the end of a training plan and was missing a few sessions here and there owing to family duties and DIY projects getting in the way. I recently had my first fail at completing a workout (Mt Hale) and I felt as though my fitness was pretty poor. I decided this week was a good time to go back and do a base training plan, then build etc to see me through the winter. However, when I did the ramp test on Tuesday to begin the plan, my ftp had gone up from 221 to 239. I don’t want to lose that improvement. The TSS scores for the workouts of SS base are nearer the 60 mark than the 90 to 100 I have been doing. Would it be worth continuing with a more taxing plan?