First off, thanks for all the input from the last thread about attacks.
Not sure how much this has been covered before (did a search that didn't return any helpful results) so here goes...
Finishing up my second full season of training and wondering how to spend the next month and a half before I start it all up again. Planning on hitting the gym and continuing to ride hills to add some strength. Next I'll take a short break prior to my official 1st base period (getting to 1st base seemed so much more exciting when I was a teenager...). Just wondering what other racers around here like to do. A few other questions too:
1) Do you guys do other work during this transition period? FTP? Anaerobic? Etc? If so, does any work have any carry-over or benefit for next season? Or do you simply "start over" with a clean slate and build back up again?
2) How long do you guys like to do Base work for? Friel (And I think I've seen a few other people) recommend doing 3 base periods for newbies which I would definitely qualify as. Any advice?