Quick background.... Currently entering my fourth and final year at university, workload is intense and hence cycling is suffering.
Over Christmas I read Chris Carmichaels time crunched cyclist book and to be honest, it appealed to me considering the limited hours for cycling I will have over the coming semester.
Now, the training plan set out by Carmichael lasts about 11 weeks, with best results seem around the 8 week mark apparently,
My main/major target for the season using this plan is the university championships sometime in later April/may (date tbc). Obviously, if following the plan correctly then I should start it 8weeks from this time, so early March.
My question is, what should it be doing from now until March time, considering I am still limited on time. So far I've just been trying to keep things ticking over, doing about 5hrs a week with a long ride on the weekend and shorter tempo efforts on the turbo in the week.
Specifically, I'm quite keen to keep the weekend ride going just to maintain my sanity, but is there anything else I should aim to do on my 2/3 a week turbo sessions other than just riding tempo for an hour (Boring, trying to replicate endurance miles)?
Hope this makes sense and appreciate any advice.
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