last weekend I finished the “18 weeks sweet spot base” plan. For this week I have planned a regeneration week before the start of the “hill climbing intervals” plan. Unfortunately I got sick a few days ago and could not train this week. My recovery will presumably last until at least the first days of the next week.
I have no race planned for the near future and I am thinking about the optimal return to training and start of the intervals. So my questions are:
Probably it would be the best to start with some endurance, tempo or sweet spot work before I execute the threshold intervals of the plan?
This training break will obviously lower my CTL before I switch to the intervals, especially if this means a reduced training stress for about 1,5-2 weeks. Would it therefore be better to repeat e. g. the last two weeks of the sweet spot plan to raise my CTL again to achieve the optimal benefit of the hill climbing intervals or can I go straight to the intervals?
Thanks in advance