Ready to finish up the Basic Sweet Spot Pt1 plan…if availability of time is good, can I jump into the Advanced plan for SS pt 2 or would Intermediate be recommended? And then Advanced for SS pt 3?
Had a 6 month layoff on the bike and started to reinstate fitness with the Basic plan , but planning a full early spring of big gravel races and obviously want to get to larger volume riding. Thanks for any info
Intermediate plan is best for 90% of all our athletes. Its mostly based on available time to train and ability to recover. It’s for the 20 year olds with no family type of situation. The intermediate is more than adequate for most plus plenty of hard long rides, especially on the weekend. Not only do you want to look at training time but ability to recovery. If you do more are you recovering, getting enough sleep, time off your feet and etc. That is also why the intermediate is best.
Once you get closer to your goal race and do one of our 6 weeks till gravel race you will get to complete some gravel simulation rides. These are where you really get some hard, long efforts in that simulate race day. Not to say you won’t get that in sweet spot 2 or 3 just saying trust the process.
I noticed several posts suggesting that intermediate was the way to go. However, I thought I read somewhere that for Masters like me at 55 years old should use the basic level. Can you please clarify? I’m starting my new plan on Monday and want the right one.
Intermediate plan is the way to go.
Basic is for true beginner cyclist.
Thanks Jake - now to figure out how to request the change…