I had planned my training around 3 A-events next year. It looks like the first of those is going to be cancelled, so I need to rethink my schedule. All events are sportives rather than races, but I’m entering them as I want to push myself and do as fast a time as possible. They range between 100 and 200 miles in distance.
My plan was to do Sweet Spot Base I &II, then Sustained Power Build, followed by the Century specialty plan (all mid-volume). I’m currently in the middle of Sweet Spot Base 1. This would have led me up to my first A-event, and I had then planned to repeat the end of the Century plan in the run up to my second A-event.
This first event no longer looks like it’s going ahead, so I need to work out how to rearrange my plan to incorporate an additional 4 weeks before my first A-event of the year. I’ve included an unstructured week at the end of each training block to allow me to assess where I am fatigue-wise and adjust accordingly, so I have up to 7 extra weeks to slot in an additional block. So, do I:
a) stick with the current plan and just ignore the fact that the first event isn’t happening;
b) add some Traditional Base onto the end of Sweet Spot Base II in order to push my first peak to the date of my first event;
c) ditch my unstructured weeks and fit in another Sweet Spot Base block somewhere (if so, SSB I or II and before/after Build?);
d) start the Century plan at the time already planned but then restart it half way through so that I have the full run of 8 weeks leading up to the first event;
e) something else!
Any thoughts and reasonings would be greatly appreciated.