I am finishing up Sweet Spot Base (mid volume #1). I’ve had some really good gains, and I’ll go through my recovery week and then immediately as Sweet Spot Base 2 should begin I have a 1 week work trip.
During this work trip I’ll have 10-14 hour days of sitting in conferences, and some evening “mandatory fun” outings. Chances for workouts of any productive nature will be limited to non-existant. I cannot bring my bike or a power meter, and at best I’ll have a hotel gym.
Right now the plan is to take week 1 of Sweet Spot Base 2 (minus the ramp test) and do it in place of my recovery week, thereby accruing even more stress than normal. I’d try to really bury myself by the end of the week. Then, in lieu of the recovery week I go to the conference, don’t work out at all and try as hard as I can to relax. Come back on a red eye, do Pettit to wake my legs back up and then the next day do my ramp test and roll into week 2 of Sweet Spot Base 2.
Does that seem like the best option, or am I going to set myself back by building up too much stress etc? Is there another way? I don’t have any buffer weeks between my race and now so the plans all perfectly align with my major A race in August.