I am in the 2nd week of a 12 week base building plan-so relatively little time on the bike compared to in 10 weeks or the rest of the season. My problem is New England Weather. It is unseasonably nice right now. Warm and the roads are clear. My gut feeling is to take advantage of this and log extra miles -still at base building intensity, but more time in the saddle than listed on my plan. This is my first time testing out a structured "base" building plan-I usally just ride a lot and start doing intervals after 1000 miles or so. So I want to stick to the plan this time and see if it makes a difference, but I am nervous that New England being what it is, that I will be subject to severe weather in the coming monthsn which could cost me miles or land me on the trainer longer than a human should be stuck there and therefore should not miss these bonus days.
Any couch coaches have an opinion one way or the other?