Longer mid volume workouts or high volume SSB with some workouts missed

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#1

Hi,

First post so go easy on me!

I’m limited to three trainer and one outside workouts per week but once I’m on the trainer I have up to 2 hours per workout.

I’ve been looking at the mid volume SSB plan and using workout variations to extend the duration but not all workouts have longer options. Would I therefore be better to follow the high volume plan but only do the Tuesday, Thursday and one weekend ride?

My targets for next season are 60-90 mile road races and I feel longer sessions on the trainer would benefit this as all my races are over 2 hours.

Cheers Adam


#2

Hey there Adam! Since you can only do three days on the trainer anyway, there isn’t any point in going to the high volume plan. Generally, a high volume plan is just a mid volume plan with an extra endurance ride thrown in so you are riding 6 days instead of 4/5 with a mid volume plan.

I would actually suggest following a low volume plan (three workouts a week) and then adding in your one outdoor ride. This will make everything more simple because you won’t have to choose which 3 workouts, out of the five given to you with a mid volume plan, to do indoor each week; you will just be given three workouts.

If you want to extend the workouts and there is no longer version, you can just load a different endurance workout and do that for as long as you want in order to rack up some extra TSS.