I’m curious whether or not it makes sense to “stretch” some of the shorter plans (building blocks, speed demon) out to fit more endurance riding (road, mtb) in?
So instead of doing the MAP block in 3 weeks, add more endurance riding in between the hard workouts, and stretch it out to 4-5 weeks. So instead of 4 hours and 3 hard sessions a week, I’d like 6-8 hours and 2 hard sessions a week with the rest being endurance - zone 2.
My thought process is that I enjoy getting out and doing endurance rides outside, but also want to complete all of the workouts in the plans. I’d still do a recovery week every 2-2.5 weeks or so.
Is there a downside to this? Thanks for any input!