The date for one of my A events just got released and it is super early (way earlier than I expected)
anyhoo…I am left with 21 weeks to prepare, and it will pretty much all be indoors—welcome to Canada.
My question is, should I go with Fall foundations and then sweet spot 1, 2, and then go to my race plan OR should I somehow squeeze weights in there (it’s my first offseason following a plan) Thanks for the tips.
Or (alternative opinion) choose a different A race?
In Colorado we intentionally do not choose early season A races because we do not have the time to build the appropriate base in the winter months due to trainer time + poor weather.
Ifffff its still an A race, skip Foundations and do our 10 weeks weights and 6 weeks of Sweet Spot 3 and 4 weeks of the aforementioned race plan (switching from base to race)
Hope that helps!
Fair point. I guess more than a race its a difficult event that I really want to be able to complete. I guess I could push it to 2023 and assume the new weekend is the ‘normal one’. Or I could just throw it mid SS2 as a BIG training week (or insert a whole week, training camp style). Much to consider.
Or you could make it a B race and training properly for A event following which you’d have plenty of time to go thru all the phases.
You can still do quite well for a B race as I described here: