This may be a question for the Road Racing forum but I am not what you would consider the average road racer so I figured I might get more relavent results here.
I have challenged myself to race this year and I intend to be competitive (although realistically I don't stand a chance). My first race is on Feb 19th and I am planning on stepping up from casual fitness riding to more race focused training.
The plan is to alternate endurance/spinning and interval/hill training/sprinting and have a day of recovery each week.
Is this a good plan, It's not specifically periodic but I've got plenty or room to change things.