Was planning on doing Leadville in 2020 but you know what happened. Bought the 32 wk plan and the Leadville plan. Had an extra 6 weeks between the two so just repeated SS3. I’m 62, weigh 150, FTP ~ 225-235. My peak CTL was in the lower 90’s just prior to the race. I followed the plans about 95%. I did not push myself hard enough on the all out intervals because it was just to painful mentally. Could have done it ten years ago. Overall, I was very prepared for the race. Finished in 11hr 31 mins and never thought about quitting. I did think about walking some towards the end because I was just so tired. I did have to walk most of the goat trail, about 1/2 of the total power line climb, and the first little rocky part of the boulevard. The only thing I was unprepared for was how tired my arms were from the very rocky downhill sections. The last 4-6 miles my arms were noodles. Don’t know how to train better for that part. Frank, I am very happy with your training plans keep up the good work.
My question today is recovery. I decided to take a week off and ease back into riding 3-4 x wk next week then go back to 5x week in next 2-3 weeks. I play golf and walk with my clubs. This week that has been much harder than expected. I have a trip to ride 5 days in the Maze in Utah first week in Oct. Suggestions.