It seems that in North America and Europe, things are not going to normal for some time soon.
So, no races, no fondos, no large group rides, is there a purpose to training plan, say Sweet Spot 4?
Is there a case to be made to just go ride for fun. Push, pull, hammer and soft pedal mix.
The reason I ask is it is almost equinox and following 1 - 3 hour training sessions seem to be counter to what my heart says - “it’s summer and there is so much fun riding to do , why am I doing sweet spot and VO2 intervals? Let’s go play!”
Thanks. And enjoy the longest day of the year, here in the northern hemesphere anyway.
We like to say @bruce.law “Work Hard, Ride Fast, Have Fun: #FtFP”
In Sweet Spot Part 4 - the Saturday TSS rides are meant for exactly what you described -
I do think you want to keep developing as a cyclist and not neglect your physiology of getting faster. because ‘funner is faster’ and you’ll be much better poised when the racing resumes - way ahead of your lazy’er comrades
Thanks @FRANK. I do enjoy the training plans and am seeing definite improvements for sure.
What I have been trying to do lately is adapt the planned workout to the ride, or perhaps the other way around, with surprisingly good success by-in-large. So, still having fun in the good weather and training smart, #FtFP .
I’m into week 1 of SS 4, and I have to say, it’s a bit of a challenge - very different than SS 3.
Thanks for SS 4 too!