@PapaCarm great to see you have some events on the calendar! Your training schedule is feasible, however, we always recommend that you have one week recovery between your plans. I did not see you mention a gap/recovery week in your timeline. Recovery is always key! If you have not started your OD Plan I suggest you execute a FF test before beginning to establish your current baselines. If you want to optimize your training time and specific dates the totally customized plans would give you the most of your training.
To answer you specific questions:
1.The 3rd week before the end of your OD plan is a recovery week so we would not want to put the FF on that week, recovery is a vital asset to your overall success. I would put the test in week 10. The test is a hard session and will take it’s toll so added recovery may be needed.
Checking morning metrics for training readiness will be imperative. It would be best not to try to add in a test but rather replace a session with the test.
- The relay opportunity is a great additional training stimulus to get you ready for Muncie. It is also a real time situation to practice your race day set up, nutrition strategies and technical choices.
You have several moving parts that need to be lined up and executed well and you have waited a good deal of time for these races to come to fruition. I would recommend that you get a fully customised plan or book a call with our SUF/Wahoo Coaches-
All the best with your training!