Last night I was having a discussion with my wife about how I'm going to help her work up a winter cycling training plan to do road racing next year. Part of the discussion was about whether there are gender consideration in putting together a plan. This seemed interesting to me because I suspect that most cycling coaches just have women do the same thing as men, albeit adjusted for their own FTP, and don't give it a second thought.
About the only thing I could think of offhand was that if you are using a 4 week build phase that you would want to be aware of menstruation and possibly plan for it during the recovery week. I'm curious to hear input from you all. Are there things about typical training plans that seem like they are made for men, but don't make as much sense for women? Anything you would do differently?