I’m following TrainerRoad for over five years now and it helped me tremendously in successfully racing Leadville 100 in 2018.
As for many of us, life can get in the way and my training decreased significantly while my weight increased in 2019. My motivation is lacking and I decided two spice things up a little bit to get things going again in 2020 with the following action:
- I got a spot for Leadville 100 in 2021 via the lottery
- Started CrossFit twice a week @ 5 am
I would like to start a new TR plan soon with workouts in the evening during the week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) and workouts on the weekend. In addition, I would like to extend CrossFit workouts to 3x weekly @ 5am each time (or keep it at twice a week).
I fully understand that CrossFit is not the right sport if I’m truly committed to cycling. However, given the 5 am workout option for CrossFit and the motivation from the community, I would like to continue with CrossFit.
My challenge/question is related to the optimal timing for my workouts.
My CrossFit workouts (2-3x per week) would be weekdays at 5 am.
My TR workouts during the week would be around 8 pm. Weekend rides are currently Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning (if the family schedule and weather allows).
What would be the best schedule to combine CrossFit and TR? Should I have 2 full rest days (Monday and Friday) and complete TR and CrossFit workouts on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (5 am and 8 pm each)? Would it be better to do CrossFit on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 5 am and TR on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday around 8 pm keeping Friday as a try rest day?