I’ve followed a few plans and seen big fitness gains each time. I know the general consensus from the Sufferfest is that base training isn’t something you need to focus on and it’s just a case of choosing the plan that best matches your goal event.
I was curious as to recommendations for the offseason, though. I’m a roadie, and the plan I’ve spent most time with is the Hilly Gran Fondo plan which always leads to an improvement on all my metrics. I don’t race, and I ride purely because I love being on my bike and for the fitness benefit. I finish my current plan at the end of September and wondered what the recommendation would be for someone like me who wants to continue to get fitter, drop some weight, and to get outside on my bike.
All purpose road? All purpose road x2? Should I include strength/yoga? Should I build my own plan using building blocks?
Open to suggestions, Thanks!