That’s not really the question. I‘m meeting some friends I’ve not seen in a long time & riding outside on Sunday. It‘ll be cold, 2C or so, but it’s bikes with friends. That always wins.
Question is, for the Full Monty that’s also scheduled that day, should I do it Saturday or Monday? Or even Tues, I suppose, but Sunday‘s ride will be super-chill as it’s one friend’s first rides back after a broken rib
Your topic title says Half Monty but your message says Full Monty. Do you mean Full Frontal?
If Full Frontal you wanna be rested and primed and fresh. For Half Monty, just do it.
Or, as the Sufferlandrian Ministry of Misery would suggest, do both.
D‘oh. Half Monty.
Full Frontal is a couple weeks later.
If you can fit it in, you could even do Half Monty prior to your ride with friends.
I suppose that it’s the mid-plan half monty.
You could do it on Saturday, but you should have to also reschedule the Primers workout to tomorrow.
In my experience, Primers isn’t needed for Half Monty.
Look my schedule for this Week-End, end of 6th week in a 12 weeks plan
Nothing like using a 58min ramp test and constrained effort as a warm-up.
Mark me corrected. Lol. I’ve done HM many times but mostly not as part of a plan.
It would take some of that chill out,
I am with Sir @Glen.Coutts – Just do your Half Monty on Saturday in lieu of the Primers, and enjoy a chill(y) ride with friends on Sunday – What is on the Schedule for Friday? Could you do Primers then?
Half Monty is at the end of a “recovery” week, I’m not a specialist but Primers should be good idea to have reliable results in the test.
You can’t go wrong with doing Primers in any case. Not only to get your engine primed but also to get your head in the game.
I was just saying that in my experience it’s not strictly necessary. If it was part of my plan, I’d do it. If it wasn’t, I wouldn’t worry about not doing it.
Thanks for the ideas everyone.
I’ll do Primers today, Half Monty on Saturday and get some socialising in on Sunday. I’m looking forward to both the pain of the ramp and the chance to see some friends.
If I do HM early enough in the morning on Saturday, I can stream the Australian Nat Champs U23 while I ride, and try to remember what sunny skies look like
FTP & MAP both increased. Happy I did it today.
Tomorrow‘s ride = full chilling mode/shooting the breeze w friends ride
Nice job @barry ! Glad to hear the Half Monty Test went well and that you were able to enjoy a good social ride with friends. Wahoo!