One of the most common questions you see here and on the podcasts is variations of “how do I do workouts early morning before work?”. And another common question is “can I substitute a long outdoor ride for my weekend workout”.
And it got me thinking that the training plan volumes assume that you either have lots of time in the week and lots of time at the weekend (high volume), or only a little time in the week and a little time at the weekend (low volume).
But surely there must be riders like me who have only a little time at the week, but plenty of time at the weekend. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if that goes for a lot of TR members with full-time jobs but not too many weekend commitments.
This week for example, I’ve been working further from home and I’ve only had time and energy for a couple of 60min workouts in the evenings. But today (Saturday) I’m doing a 90min session, and tomorrow I’m planning to join my club’s 100km Sunday ride.
I could possibly try to mix low volume weekday workouts with high volume weekend ones, but it’d be great to see tailor-made versions of the Training Plan that cater for this - maybe with 2-3 45-60min workouts in the week and 2 90-120min workouts at the weekend.