I was scheduled for 9 hours of training last week and 5 this week (recovery) but due to some conflicts was only able to complete 6 hours last week. I have 3 consecutive weeks of 8.5 hours upcoming and then another 5 hour recovery week, then a 7.5, 6, and 5 before my first race of the season April 15th. Should I:
1)Consider last week the recovery week and do 8.5 this week and then 3 more? (or)
2)Have another recovery week this week and stay on schedule (or)
3)Move my schedule up a week and have 2 recovery weeks before the first race?
What is most beneficial for race preparedness? Thank in advance...!