As the title says what say you? I've had my Private certificate since March and enjoy flying, but covid has really reduced the amount of time I planned to fly this year. I was hoping to get the family out more and visit locations/diners further away and get a solid chunk of my xc requirements taken care of before starting any IFR training. However, with all the shut downs in my part of the country I've only done 2 or 3 xc flights since March. I've considered doing an online ground school like Gold Seal but am concerned that I will effectively run out of time before I ever get to the checkride. Is it better to build your xc time prior to or during your IFR training?