I’m considering the Traditional Base (TB) plan for the first time. The past two years I did the mid vol SSB plans and just last year, the Rolling Road Race plan. That was hard. Before that, no structured training.
Typically, I just want to be fit for the summer. I spend the summer adding miles and battling the local youngsters for KOMs. This year, climate permitting, I might consider more competitive century rides or shorter distance events. Given these very general goals, is there any harm in doing something like the following?
- TB (Mid Vol): 4 weeks
- SSB1 (Mid Vol): 6 weeks
- SSB2 (Mid Vol): 6 weeks
- Rolling Road Race - Maybe
- Start date is Dec 1 after a month off.
- During the month of November off the bike, I am incorporating upper body strength training for the first time and hope to keep it up 2-3x per week all winter. The idea is the less intense TB might allow me to manage the strength training.
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.