I know Friel recommends listening to your body and adjusting your workouts accordingly. But it's tough to have a schedule laid out and not follow it.
So anyway, I came upon yet another debunking of old training/racing myths from my weekly RoadbikeRider.com newsletter:
So there's some interesting findings. I have read a few times where coaches say letting up on intensity during any part of the year is basically equivalent to sitting on the couch for that period of "base" or whatever. I kinda doubt I could do intensity year round. Hell, I'm pretty much not doing any intensity since I'm too poor to race next year. But I think I'll have to rethink my training strategy once I hop back into it.