I have a strategic training question that I haven't found in any of the usual literature. I'm not sure there's any research on the subject. But here goes:
I'm 6 months into a (likely) 2-year rehab program (from dog attack) to get back into competitive form. My power numbers and speed are coming up very nicely with Base training, but I've got a long way to go. Competing this Fall may end up being disappointing, so I'm looking forward to Fall, 2015 as a time to put up some respectable results. Here's the question:
If I'm willing to forego any competition this year and want to build maximum fitness and form for Fall, 2015, should I . . .
A. Build and peak for an event (or arbitrary date) in Fall 2014 in order to complete a "normal" annual training cycle? OR
B. Continue progressive cycles of Base training through all of 2014 and up until time for Build phase next Summer?
I appreciate any advice -- especially from those who have gone through an extended rehab. And referrals to published info on the subject would be great.
Thanks in advance.