Just signed up for the XC MTB in season plan. I didn’t realize the first week of the plan is a race week or I might have waited until my next race so I didn’t have to make a bunch changes in TP.
My next race is July 6th, one of the things I’m worried about with the plan I purchased is that I’m going to need to change quite a few things around so that my form is at a minimum a “10”. I set the plan on TP to actually start next week because I have a lot of family things this weekend that would sabotage starting the plan. That then leaves me with 4 full weeks of training before my next race, that 4th week is the week of the race.
So should I do a couple weeks of the plan, then do a taper week (week 3), and then the week of the race use the plan that is for race week? If I don’t I’ll be going into the race with a form number of about “-12” on the day of the race.
*I’m also coming off 5 races in 7 weeks. Not optimal but started a series I didn’t expect to do well in and I’m the series leader, so now I’m focused on doing the remaining 3 races.
Any thoughts/input would be appreciated.