So just started the plan today all good quite easily hit the numbers required.
What i like about it is that i can see the whole 6 weeks of training and the gradual progression of intensity and what its trying to achieve rather than having a coach who posts a weeks training on TP on Sunday and then you have to wait a following week for the next instalment.
I wanted to think about next year, not sure i should do that given what’s happened this one.
Anyway, i had a number of events cancelled mainly this one:
So my question or questions are i trained between 10-12 hours per week for this which seemed enough for me, however, i never did anything specific towards this such as a mock training event such as 3 long days back to back to get me mental prepared as well as physically.
Would you advise this?
I also have a big sportive 3 weeks after the above its only 126km but is over 3k of ascent so, once again its over 5 hours for me nearer 6 hours. So, should i ride at least for 6 hours before this event to condition my body before this.
@dyersteel I am sure one of the coaches will respond soon with a more specific answer, but I know that the answer to your question is yes. Simulation rides are extremely important as many of those long races are just as much mental as they are physical!
Practicing the race will help boost your confidence in being able to keep pushing when you think you have hit the wall & also gives you the chance to test/perfect your nutrition plan
Thanks Lucy and Frank , i do have a sportive in the middle of October its only 100km with about 1,500 of ascent what plan would you recommend for the period after the 20th September when my Sweetspot 4 program finishes?