See how you feel/recover after the race but 2-3 weeks would be a good break. You can skip the transition phase for your next cycle.
I’m currently in the last few weeks of the 16 week Skimo race plan (great plan by the way). I have my last big race about a week after the plan officially finishes. I have been doing periodized training for climbing for years but usually in 6-8 week blocks, then I normally after a performance phase stop training for about 2-3 weeks depending on how I feel before a new cycle. I restart the cycle with a new base period followed by strength etc.
I have never trained for endurance/cardio cycles so I’m curious what is a typical time frame before I should start another training cycle for an endurance based plan (say the Ultra-running plan)?
The race is April 2nd and I’ll probably ride the wave of gains for spring ski missions while maintaining a good bulk of zone 1 cardio for a few weeks. Then I’m hoping the mountains will start to thaw out for running and climbing and start a new cycle.
Is 3 weeks enough/ too much before starting a new periodized plan and maybe forgoing a transition period because of my base from the last cycle?
Thanks for any feedback.
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