Hi all, I’m a new TR user and just completed the High Volume SSB I. The length and structure of the rides were perfect for me - no longer than an hour and a half on the weekdays, with the longer 2-hour sessions on the weekend. This allowed me to get my 7-8 hours of sleep, wake up at 5:00 am, be on the trainer by 5:15 am, get showered, fix a quick breakfast and get to work on time.
Well, I guess I should’ve looked more carefully at High Volume SSB II before I put it on my calendar, but it looks as though there’s many 1.75- and 2-hour sessions during the week. My current plan to tackle these longer workouts is just to suck it up and wake up 15-30 minutes earlier (it’d be hard for me to go to bed much earlier); however, I’m a tad bit worried that about this messing with my sleep quality and performance on the bike. I know this might sound trivial to some but from personal experience, I can definitely notice a difference in getting that extra 30 minutes (probably the difference between waking up during a sleep cycle and at the end).
I’m wondering if others have experience modifying the structure of the high volume SSB plan to better accommodate their schedules. For example, are there additional workouts you have added to weekend rides to make up for reduced volume during the week? Have you substituted slightly harder 1.5-hour workouts to maintain a higher TSS?
Just looking for ideas. Grateful for any tips I can get!