Hi there FasCat coaches,
I thought I had this figured out but now I’m second guessing myself so any advice welcome.
I have a B race scheduled exactly 6 weeks before my A race. I start my event specific 6 week training plan (Gravel Grinder flat course intermediate) the Monday before my B race (which is on the Saturday). I’ll be travelling that week to my race in Europe as well so in reality that week I won’t be able to FTFP for at least 2 days prior to the B race day.
Question - my plan was to simply continue to FTFP (as best I can) and not taper at all for the B race, I’ll simply consider it my weekend gravel simulation ride (albeit race) with my focus being on my A race 5 weeks after it. Does this sound sensible or should I change out some of my scheduled training the week (or two?) before or after the B race?
My second question is, I’m heading to Tenerife for a week to train in the sun for a few days (sick of the cold wet and windy weather at home and indoor training!) This will be in February, I want to make the most of the warm weather but I assume I should still FTFP whilst there? Im just wondering if it will be hugely detrimental to my training if I did a few longer rides or included some extra time in the saddle with my training intervals rather than just the approx 1.5hrs scheduled each day?