I was listening to a few of your podcasts which I found very enlightening since I’ve been riding for about 4 years now and never train properly, but last year started doing some intervals on my own and see some great results from just a couple of months and even participate on a few races. Didn’t train or ride much this year due to work, family and illness.
I am from Dominican Republic and here they run a Master Road Race Season 2 to sometimes 3 races in a month which includes some criterium 40 to 50 minutes, short road races 50 to 60 kms and TT race from mid March to early September and then a couple of 3 stages races one at the end of October and the other one early November. Want to race the October one.
I am staring the 18 weeks SST base plan (never have done a base before, so excited about) which I would be finalizing at the end of February take a week off and switch to a 6 weeks Criterium Intervals Plan and probably do a couple of races along with the plan. Here are my questions:
- What do I do after the six weeks Criterium Intervals Plan? Follow it with another plan like the 6 weeks road race intervals, repeat the Criterium Plan or do something else?
- Can I take a mid season break and start a six week SST plan to build my base again with another Six week road race intervals plan.
I know it’s a little complex for myself, but any guide would be apreciate it. By the way great podcast with great information without doing it too complicated.