Next week is the last week of the Advanced SS polarised. However, for the first time this year I won’t be able to FTFP. During the week I will probably only be able to do 2 hours each morning on a ride designated day due to work commitments. At the weekend I will be going on holiday so will be travelling and won’t be able to do the 6 hour rides for Saturday and Sunday. Should I treat this as a recovery week or try and fit in the intervals in the shorter period.
During the two week holiday (which starts the week after the plan would of finished) I will be taking the bike and will be able to do some short and long rides every other day. What would you suggest? After most of the year ftfpIng it would now be nice to burn it up a bit but would love to hear your thoughts on holidays, cycling and family balance. Also When would be best to fit in the ftp? The first week in my hols?
Everyone - as a 47 year old I really wanted to test myself against the advanced version of the plan and was fascinated to treat it as an experiment to see if Frank was right about 40 something recovery on the sweetspot polarised podcast. Frank was of course right:nerd_face: (I suspected he would be) - I managed the time but at the cost of the right power amplification. In short my body was too knackered and recovered too slowly to do the intervals to the right power. I’d done other advanced plans but this was something else. Also had to get up at 4.30 am to complete some of the weekday rides which was really hard Learnt a lot though and still got some great benefits so don’t think it was damaging .