I am fairly new to TrainerRoad but I already like it a lot, especially after the new changes.
I’ve added my A race to the new TR calendar, which is a half distance triathlon in August next year, and I realized that between now and then I could fit 4 training training blocks (currently one week into half distance base).
I started doing triathlons this year and so far completed 1 sprint (had to withdraw from an Olympic distance race later due to illness), so I though starting with the base program first made sense.
My question is, once I complete this 8 week block, what should I do next? Basically I will have to repeat one block, so do I go:
- base -> base -> build -> specialty
- base -> build -> build -> specialty
- base -> build -> specialty -> specialty
Which option is the most optimal? What should I look out for when deciding on transitioning from one phase to another?
If it makes a difference, I will be doing 2 Olympic distance B race events in June too, so somewhere between the 3rd and the 4th block.