from a customer:
I would like to buy a set of trainingplans from base to race
I’m 42 years old and I do 6 mtb marathons a year
22/04 La Hallonienne (Grand-Halleux) - 75 km
19/05 La Rockalienne (Baraque de Fraiture) - 90 km
30/05 Cimes de Waimes (Waimes) - 85 km
10/06 Ardennes Trophy (La Reid) - 95 km
23/06 Raid des Hautes-Fagnes (Malmedy) - 90 km
18/08 Chouffe Marathon (Achouffe) - 95 km
08/09 Grand Raid Godefroy (Bouillon) - 90 km
These marathons are typically 90 km met +/- 2500 vertical meters.
I race them using my power meter and I would like to ride as much sweetspot as possible. Sometimes going into zone 5 for the steeper / technical sections.
Below you can find a typical race from last season. You can see that I ride more zone 3 then zone 4 and would like to change that. In essence, I want to get faster :-). I try to avoid zone 6 and 7 not to burn myself. Maybe this is not a good strategy, but this is what I do for the moment.
My FTP is now around 345 and I do mostly
sweetspot (with accent on endurance - up to 70 min without pauzes)
Longer Tan Tempo on MTB trails (2.5 to 3 hours)
max Aerobic intervals - VO2max (based on WKO optimized intervals)
occasional zone 2 rides but not that often
I ride around 10 to 12 hours during training weeks and around 6 hours during my restweeks.
Can you suggest plans from base to race and what to do in summer as there are almost 2 months without marathons.