This is my last week to reach the end of the base period. So far I have followed the 24 week Mountaineering plan with a couple of extensions, ie. Transition period was 12 weeks and the base period was extended by 4 weeks (so 20 weeks of base) simply following the suggestions in TFNA page 252. Those extensions were easy as I had the plan to copy and extend the time for the workouts.
Now I want to do set the specific period training plan for mountaineering objective as outlined in TFNA pages 265-267. The weeks are straight forward with the description of the workouts.
Through out the 24 week plan every 4th week was a recovery week. But on these pages it is not mentioned, and I am assuming since after this period tapering week comes a specific recovery week is not a neccesity (Obviously depending how fatigued I end up). However on the notes for specific period weeks (page 267) it is mentioned that these weeks require careful recovery and if these weeks are not done properly it will bury.
Any clarification would be useful, thanks