Hey FasCat Team!
I’m a long-ish time plan user, podcast listener, and even longer time cyclist (>40 years now!) I’ve used the Weights+Base/18 Weeks of Sweet spot/Gravel Grinder intermediate hilly plan combo for two years running, and they worked GREAT together to help me be ready for long gravel events in the May/June time frame. I’m 53, a business owner, and now relatively empty nester so there are some pressures for time, but not as much as a couple years ago.
I’m in weights now and plan on following the progression once again this year. Only thing different for this year is a later peak in mid-August for the Leadboat Extravaganza! I’m psyched and a little nervous about the big weekend.
My question(s): What should I do differently now or as the season progresses to be ready for the Leadville 100mi mountain bike race followed by SBT gravel this summer? Is there something additional to do for, say, June/July or even earlier?
I’ve pushed the start of weights 6 weeks later than last year, and am starting to show results in both endurance and load tolerance while riding. Based on my PMC, it looks as though my overall tolerance for riding and exercise time is coming up really well (now that its set to show 5 years of progression! Thanks for last week’s podcast!)
Thanks for all you do, and here’s to a great holiday season for you and yours!