So from next week, I will start my 27 week training plan in preparation for the Etape 2021.
My strategy is start winter training 4th January (phase 1) roughly 12 weeks & get in shape for the local spring time events, phase 2 will consist of a Sufferfest specific tailored 12 week training plan in preparation for the big event in July. I have 3 weeks float & that will allow for any issues that may arise in during my preparation.
So my question is regarding phase 1 of the training. I am not sure whether I do the 12 week all purpose road or transition up plan (6 weeks) & then followed by a series of other smaller durations plans, for example, building blocks or power builder?
Ideally I would do transition up & followed by all purpose road but I wouldn’t fit that in before I start specific training for my event.
I haven’t ‘trained’ as such over the winter but have kept myself fairly active with a couple of off bike strength sessions & also completed at least a 100 miles on bike miles so although I don’t class this as training, I am definitely not a couch potato!!
I would really appreciate your thoughts & feedback!!