Based on our climate, Christian – I live in Sweden – your plan makes sense. All my running is outdoors, so the seasons dictate training. Our fall weather, when the daylight hours are short (42 minutes of daylight less per week now), it’s wet and cold and the first black ice arrives, I have found the period until mid-December conducive for heavier strength training. Then shifting toward progressive volume increase, maintaining strength and adding ME – the precise mixture between these and how much emphasis I put on each then depends on what my aims are for late-spring to early summer. The Strength and ME workouts are done on the back of my morning run-commute, so not as long sessions as in TfUA. In mid-April when bike paths are finally snow/ice free then speedwork comes into the mix, and hopefully hill repeats by the start of May when those are snow/ice free.
Obviously a key question though is what are your aims/goals for training?
Im now on my seasonal rest and recovery break of 2-3 weeks and are strarting to plan the training for start up towards 2021 in Ocotber 12th. First comp isnt before (at best) late april/may. Live in Norway so much snow all winter.
I then have questions on how to periodizise my strength training. Im a wrong to plan for Max strength from now to around Christmas and than start muscular endurance strength training then?
Im planing to do as much of the ME workouts outside as possible on skimo or with steep running, any big drawbacks with the outdoor Me compared to indoor ME workouts?
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