seems most common for riders to adopt a 4 week cycle, where 3 weeks build and the 4th week is a less intense week to rest and recover. the beauty of this is that it matches the calender month fairly well, and it seems natural to think in 4 week blocks.
however, i find myself getting a little burnt out in the the middle of the 3rd week when it's supposed to be the highest training week of the cycle. not necessarily now (because i'm doing mostly preperation) but i'm remembering how it was last season. i would almost always be dragging at work, over sleeping, and not enthusiastic about training.
i'm trying to figure out if a 3 week cycle would work better for me, allowing me more frequent times to recover, or if i should tough it out with the "regular" 4 week plan.
any thoughts on this?