This year will be the second race season for me. I was not pleased with my performance last year even though I trained hard. So this year I decided to research the topic and try to train smarter. As a result my training schedule has it’s first A race on April 8th. This date is about 11 weeks away. So my training calendar at this point is set for four weeks of Lactate Threshold intervals. They effort days will alternate with recovery days resulting in seven effort days each two week period. The following 6 weeks are scheduled for VO2 max intervals leaving the last week before the event as a taper off week. The VO2 max interval weeks are scheduled for two effort days and one tempo ride each week and the rest of the time is recovery efforts. Am I on the right track or should I revise the schedule?