Great info, thank you! Basically doing "all-rounder" training, so I could enter a stage race and do well w/ the distance, hills, TT, etc. I'm fairly strong in hills and long efforts, but lack any snap in my legs for short (<2-3min efforts) for breakaways.
Yes, I'm basically cherry picking the time periods. Read in Hunter Allen's book that large vertical drops show weakness in those areas, so I figured I would target those areas.
I've read Friel's book, but I'll read it again. I'm not convinced that periodicity is the way I want to set up my training plan (hence, I would start a 6-8 wk period now of base building and strength work). I've been doing basically endurance, LT, AC, etc in small parts every week. I basically do 1 session of each every wk:
- Anaerobic drills/intervals
- Strength trng
- Long ride/aerobic