Hi. I’d be interested to hear some opinions from the Sufferlandrians about my situation.
Currently, I follow an All Purpose Road Plan (advanced) with Yoga and Strength. So generally it means strength & cadence drills on Tuesdays and Fridays, hard sessions on Wednesdays, a little lighter on Thursdays, then longish sessions on the weekends with a lot of variety (e.g. ISLAGIATT, mash ups). This works out to about 7 hours/week of riding. I’ve used this approach for a couple of years now and have seen good improvements.
I take pride in being an “all rounder” although with COVID my racing has mostly been short TT’s (15 kms) instead of the criteriums and short road races I used to do. Soon I might be cutting back on my work hours which provides about 1 more day available for riding or rest during the week.
If I were to change just 1 thing in the standard plan to take advantage of the extra time what would you suggest?
It could be (a) do nothing since there is already enough pain/fatigue delivered by the current plan, (b) go easier but longer on the weekends to build endurance, or something else.
Interested to see what you suggest.