I am going into final block of Sweet Spot 16 weeks and have exactly 6 weeks from end of Sweet Spot 16 to my goal event Whistler Back 40 in June. It consists of 3 stages like enduro races except climbing time counts. Down is Whistler black gnars so I have to ride lots of techy gnars before hand to bring my MTB mojo up. Interestingly I can rest as much as I please between the stages.
Total: 26.3km / 1,436m climb / 1,327m descent (Stage 1 12.7km / 516m climb, Stage 2 8.0km / 551m climb, Stage 3 5.6km / 369m climb).
Climbs do come in chunks (2-3 hills per stage) not rolling type.
Estimated finish time 2.5 to 3 hours.
I am thinking about XC MTB intervals or may be Climbing intervals. What would you choose?