I apologize for the long read up front. So the collegiate season is only 7 weeks away, and i'd like to figure out a way to plan the last few weeks to prepare myself to do well in the C's, with the hope of getting into the B's.
First, about myself. 4.7w/kg for 5 minute and 3.7w/kg for FTP (tested last week). This is my second year of racing. I'm currently at 156# and plan on dropping to 147# by mid-March. After getting crashed out with 150m to go in a crit last year, i've decided to go on attacks so i don't have to deal with bunch sprints.
Second, the races weekends. Each race weekend consists of road racer and time trial on the first day and crit on the second. Using Friel's terminology, Yale, Boston, and Philly will be my A races, and I plan on taking a week of rest after the first three races. I'm fairly certain about two weeks and have a vague sense of what to do for the others.
4/4 - 4/10: Yale, Race Week
3/28 - 4/3: Boston, Race Week
3/21-3/27: Not sure about this one. Taper or build?
3/14-3/20: Philly. Not sure to label this as Race or Peak Week.
3/7 - 3/13: NYC area. Peak
2/28 - 3/6: Rutgers. Peak.
2/21 -2/28: Rest week.
2/14 -2/20: Build 2
2/7 - 2/13: Build 2
1/31 - 2/6: Build 1
1/24 -1/30: Build 1
1/17 -1/23: Build 1
Previous week was a rest week. Right now, i have a stress balance of 0, with a long term stress and short term stress of 42.6. A month ago, my short term stress was 98 and long term stress was 47.5. There's some funny business with the long term stress as i started in early November, and i had no idea about the stress values prior to that time.
Here are the things for which i'd like comments:
-I wonder how feasible 5 straight weeks of build is, and i guess i can turn the week of 1/31 - 2/6 into a rest week. I also wonder if four weeks of build is enough?
-How feasible is a 3-week peak and how do i do the taper? Or can i do 3 "on" weeks of peak followed by one week of taper shown above?
-When should I start my VO2 max intervals? I'm particularly interested in the race-winning intervals described in Coggan's book as it would help with the attacking.
Many many thanks in advance