Here’s one for the coaches and anyone in the know.
I’m in week 3 of my FTP focused Block plan with intermediate strength and yoga.
Now I’ve been wondering this for some time and understand about completing strength training before getting on the bike so form isn’t sacrificed etc.
Today however made me question what the correct thing to do was.
I had Intermediate level 2B strength to do as well as a full on 105% FTP Butter session to complete after.
Knowing I would be significantly challenged by Butter I decided to drop strength and I’ll complete that before the Way Out tomorrow instead. I did find the bump in FTP a challenge but managed to battle on through.
My question is this: If you find yourself with a day in your training calendar that asks for a tough strength session and a very demanding ride, do you still do the strength and ride, or is it best to juggle the strength to an easier day as long as you have the adequate rest necessary to complete the next strength session fully recovered?
Hopefully you guys will be able to clear this up for me as its been bugging me for a bit now.