40 Weeks from event. 12 Extra weeks

plan-modification

#1

Hi everyone another planning question…

I’m 40 weeks out from the event I want to be at my best and that gives me 12 extra weeks.

Any opinions on the following?

Idea A

  • Trad Base (I? II? III?) 4 Weeks
  • Short Power Build 8 Weeks
  • SSB I 6 weeks
  • SSB II 6 Weeks
  • Short Power Build 8 Weeks
  • Criterium Specialty 8 Weeks

Idea B

  • Trad Base I 4 Weeks
  • Trad Base II 4 Weeks
  • Trad Base III 4 Weeks
  • SSB I 6 Weeks
  • SSB II 6 Weeks
  • Short Power Build 8 Weeks
  • Criterium Specialty 8 Weeks

Idea C

  • SSB I 6 Weeks
  • SSB II 6 Weeks
  • SSB I 6 Weeks
  • SSB II 6 Weeks
  • Short Power Build 8 Weeks
  • Criterium Specialty 8 Weeks

Any opinions or explanations of my lack of understanding would be extremely helpful. Thank you.


#2

Personally I’d do:
Ssb1 6 weeks
Ssb2 6 weeks
Build general (last 4 weeks)
Ssb2 6 weeks
Build short power 8 weeks
Specialty 8 weeks

I think this would be better than repeating base twice plus leave you with 2 ‘spare weeks’ for life/illness etc that are bound to occur over a 40 week period. I would always plan a little flexibility into my year like this. If not then do last 6 weeks of general build.

I recommended general build as will give a more around base before start to hone shorter stuff.

Just my 2p worth!!!


#3

Thanks for your input. I’ll definitely consider it.

Any particular reason you choose to shorten base phase after the general build instead of the base phase before it?

Just trying to learn.

Thanks!


#4

Would depend on current level of fitness. If already fairly fit and been doing fair amount of riding then maybe do ssb2 and part general build first, then full base, build, speciality.

If less fitness coming in I’d want to do full base first


#5

I’m coming off a race season and haven’t stopped training except for a week off in late August.

Thanks again.


#6

Whats the theory behind doing build as opposed to repeating base. Just curious. As in Base-Build-Base rather than Base-Base-Build.
Thanks


#7

This, except like this…
Ssb1 6 weeks
Ssb2 6 weeks
Ssb2 6 weeks
Build general (last 4 weeks)
Build short power 8 weeks
Specialty 8 weeks


#8

I’d be careful stacking Builds. Ideally, IMHO, (and what’s been said on the podcasts dealing with extra time) you’d go:

Base / Build / Base / Build / Specialty

So Traditional Base 4 weeks, Build a weekness area, then SSB1 and SSB2, Build (specific to the event type) and lastly specialize leading to your A event.

Significant extra training time is usually best spent in Base. For me leading to my A event in September 2019 (Marji Gesick 100) I’m doing:

Traditional Base / Sustained Power (my weakness) / SSB1, SSB2 / General Build / Cross Country Marathon