My A event is the 1st weekend in November (Iceman). Having just finished it I took a week off and have started the strength plan which will finish in late January. There might be some time off for vacation and holidays so I will begin my next phase in early February.
My thoughts are to do sweet spot in-between and do the full 34 week plan running into the next Iceman. I am also curious about throwing in a block of VO2 max somewhere in the year. At 52 years old I consider it a weakness and would like to improve/preserve it as best I can.
What do you think about doing strength 2 times in the same year and ways to improve VO2 max at my age.
I train 5-8 hours a week and sometimes more if I can sneak in a long ride.