Well, I am getting ready for my first peak in late April. To be ready I need to up my FTP a bit and lose some kg. For that reason I am trying to keep the volume high in the next two months since starving tends not to work for me. I am aiming for 800-900 TSS during my on weeks.* I find this is easier to achieve with a few long rides and some hill repeats. My CTL is around 80 right now. This week, I have done mostly L4 climbing since that is right out the door and the best bang for the buck in terms of riding enjoyment and time available. Tuesday-Thursday I have done 50 minutes to 1.5 hours, with 30-45 minutes of that being sustained climbing at or around threshold. This morning I did not feel 100%, and was about 30 seconds slower on a 5km, 7.5% climb. Since I only average about 100 TSS/day from these workouts, this leaves me gunning for 500-600 over the next three days. Is the best bet to take tomorrow off, do a long ride Saturday (4 hours or so -- weather permitting) and a 2-2.5 group ride Sunday? The day off makes sense but I feel like a bit of a wuss ... 6 days with at least one climb of 20 minutes would be quite tough though and might compromise the quality on the weekend. *I am getting my PT wheel ready but since I have been doing rides I have done tons of times and have power data for, estimating TSS/kilojoules is not that difficult.