Hi!! I know you say take 2 weeks off the bike following a training plan and that our Fitness/CTL should be around/below ~45. I had a super HIGH (90) Fitness/CTL when I stopped training and after 2 weeks off the bike, my Fitness/CTL is still ~60… would you advise more time off the bike, or is it OK to start the “Off-season plan”?
I am dying to start b/c 2 weeks off the bike is HARD for me, but don’t wanna be greedy Can no longer do CX, switching to gravel in the spring. Thank you!!
@FRANK thanks for the quick reply… just to clarify, you’re saying to start the “Off Season Plan” since I took the 2 weeks off (note: my CTL is 60)? Or are you saying take another (additional) 2 weeks off?
From above: “I took 2 weeks off the bike. Fitness/CTL is still ~60… would you advise more time off the bike, or is it OK to start the “Off-season plan”?”
I already run 1x a week, so you can say i have a running background. And reason i asked that question is to see if i could still run 1 or 2x a week during those 2 weeks off the bike, or if i should just become a couch potato for 2 weeks period… Is it detrimental in the long run if i do some running on those 2 weeks? I guess that’s my main concern in the grand scheme of things…,
Hey Suzie, first of all, thank you for the response.
And yeah, my plan would be to continue with the sunday run, and maybe just add a run on wednesday. So i wouldn’t be adding that much. It’s just that i have a hard time sitting at home doing nothing for 2 weeks.
Completely understand! There’s nothing wrong with a little activity, as long as you’re keeping the load low and your overall focus on recovery. Might I also suggest adding some extra stretching or yoga into your 2 weeks off the bike, which can help that restless feeling too.