First, the background.
I’ve been following Sweet Spot Base High Volume II for the past 6 weeks while supplementing the weekends with additional outdoor rides. I am currently in week 6 of this plan and am carrying a 6 week TSS average of 707. This is roughly 75 higher than the actual plan volume for those 6 weeks of 631.
As I get started with General Build High Volume next week I will be seeing a fairly significant drop in total TSS (GBHV averages 558 over the entire 8 weeks) of around 160 TSS/week. This would usually be a less significant drop but since I’ve been doing more than SSBHV it is a fairly noticeable drop for me.
I’m currently thinking about adding some additional TSS into GBHV if (and it is a big if) I am able to consistently hit the hard intervals three days a week.
My question for the group is - am I better off adding simple TSS fillers (extending Pettit into Brasstown for example) or looking at moving to longer versions of the harder workouts and doing an extra set of over/unders every Saturday?
I’m prone to be more cautious and add the TSS in the easier places, but am curious if anyone has had a similar experience