From The Coaches: The Importance of Recovery & Rest

Checking my Garmin, this morning, I found that the effect on my RHR seemed to be delayed by a day in most cases, but not in all.

Feb 13 - RHR 47 - TOS Stage 1 (joyride & cobbler)
Feb 14 - RHR 57 - Recovery Day
Feb 15 - RHR 52 - TOS Stage 2 (9 hammers)
Feb 16 - RHR 54 - TOS Stage 3 (fight club twice (current & vintage))
Feb 17 - RHR 46 - TOS Stage 4 (hie & goat)
Feb 18 - RHR 53 - TOS Stage 5 (norway)
Feb 19 - RHR 49 - TOS Stage 6 (who dates & the cure)
Feb 20 - RHR 51 - TOS Stage 7 (defender & attacker)
Feb 21 - RHR 46 - Recovery Day
Feb 22 - RHR 46 - Recharger & Post-Ride Yoga
Feb 23 - RHR 46 - Pre-Ride Yoga & Inspiration Video

Hey, did anyone get back with you on this?

My thoughts are to pick the novice level of whatever plan fits your goals and ensure you minimally do in the 2 weeks on 1) the speed workout, 2) the MAP focused workout, 3) one of the long weekend workouts. Think of everything else as the gravy or icing - if you don’t get it to, it’s fine, if you do, reward yourself. Then on the 3rd week - the recovery week is more endurance, cadence and recovery focused. So again prioritize the critical workouts and do the rest as time allows.