I have an “event” (MTB weekend, group rides with friends) in less than twelve weeks that I wanted to get ready for, which is what most training plans assume. I wanted to double check if my approach to adjusting an existing plan:
Starting from the 12 week XC MTB plan, moderate volume - 2:1 I would:
-Keep the first and second block (6 weeks total)
-Move the last week of the plan (taper week) up to the week with the event
Does that make sense? Do I need to tweak or adjust anything else?
If it was me, and I was also coming off the ToS, I’d do the post ToS plan, get tested, then add the MTB plan with a finish date of the date of the event.
That way, I’d recover from Tour, then start the more intense last 6weeks of the MTB plan with fresh numbers, but it still leaves a taper at the end before the event.