Hi everyone I need your help-what kind of workouts should I be doing between road races a week apart?
Here’s the background; On Saturday 4/20 I raced about 50mi, (134 TSS. 286NP, 0.76IF, & can post more from my TP if more info needed) The pace wasn’t extremely hard and my race ended with a minor crash about 5mi before the finish. I was in Cat 4 category.
Now, I have a stage race (Tour of Page County) coming up this weekend. It starts with a 65mi road race (Cat 3/4) Saturday early morning, then a 7.5mi Mercx style TT with 450ft elevation Sunday early morning, and finally a 45min crit at the Shenandoah Speedway. Here’s the profile for the RR.
I rode about 90mins yesterday with a couple TT efforts (64TSS, 257np, 0.68IF). Nothing too crazy and just wanted to see how my legs were feeling. They felt OK.
I have been doing RR intervals intermediate past 6-8 weeks and happy with the results but not sure how to approach next few days since it’s kind of a unique situation (at least for me). My goal is to finish with the pack and do something better at the TT. I am riding for a Top 10 spot in the GC.
Should I just do some hard efforts next two days and then take it easy or just do 60-90mi rides with some 2-3min all out efforts in the middle?
What kind of a training plan should I be doing after this RR since I completed the interval plan?
What should my nutrition between races should look like given the TT starts at 7:30 AM Sunday morning?
Like I said i need your help Many thanks in advance!