Hello FasCat coaches! I am just wrapping up the Sweet Spot Part 3 (love it!), and planning my next move during these very nebulous times. I race road (and CX in a less “serious” way) and particularly enjoy crits, but I don’t think it’s likely that we’ll have crits this summer in Vancouver, BC. Because I am stuck in Canada due to the border closure (my home is in the US), I don’t have access to my trainer or CX stuff.
With the lack of racing, my training goals are to build fitness that can carry through to next year, have a good daily routine to keep me grounded, and be flexible enough to enjoy other outdoor activities in place of cycling if I feel like it. I’ve never really been interested in QOM hunting, but could be convinced that it would be a fun thing to do! So, my questions are:
Should I go for the crit plan anyway, just for funsies? Adaptations made during 6 weeks of intervals this year will carry over to a certain extent to future crit seasons, right? (Also I may be getting started on the track this fall!)
How should I modify my training plan if I ever do all-day riding adventures? Substitute one of the interval workouts with a recovery ride the subsequent week?
Any input you have would be much appreciated. Thank you!