I have tried to read couple of threads here and what actually caught my eye was Tapeworm and his attitude to his training. He do a lot of intervals, but he also was doing his long rides in L1-L2 zones mainly. I know that by doing workouts up to 3hours could be done in L3 and by doing that I would get a lot of TSS - but it is not only about TSS right and I believe that something like efficiency and different impuls for the body would be welcome (polarized training).
I am also following Tapeworm's advice on that. If it just wasn't so hard to keep the intensity down on prolonged 10% climbs. One wants to do the nice rides when it's weekend and a longer ride can be squeezed in between family and gardening. Maybe I should get an 11-32 cassette.
Also last question - the races usually provide a lot of intensity. So I guess from my point of view it makes sense to back off a little with interval workouts during weeks with two or more races. Or you would simply limit during those weeks a volume and kept the intensity of the workouts same?
Yes, cut down the volume to recover, but still do some intensity, so the body doesn't switch down.