Wanting results is fine. Hell, all of us want results!
Just don’t forget what the goal actually is, which is hopefully some fun and camaraderie along the way. Without the opportunity for group training locally, things like ToS and the accompanying plan really add to my motivation, which is worth a lot in the COVID era. YMMV…
That is almost the question I’m asking, which will give me more long term gains, the ToS prep plan or completing the 12 week plan. Looking at it, there are a less sessions on the ToS plan and quite a lot of inspiration workouts so comparing the two, I assume I would get more gains out of the 12 week plan.
I think I’ll stick to the 12 week plan and bail on week 10 rather than swap over.
The ToS has more inspiration rides so you can recover and keep form for the actual event.
Again, if you’re planning on doing the ToS it makes way more sense to do that plan instead of modifying the road plan. I guess you could keep doing the road plan and then follow the last week or two of the ToS plan but I don’t get the appeal.
A general fitness plan is set up pretty differently than a plan targeting an event.