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    • #25799


      I am thinking of doing the Lutsen 99er MTB race next year. I am looking at the 100 mile Finisher MTB training plan I bought from you in 2005 (holy moly I’m getting old). The longest ride in that plan is 5 hours. Is that still your suggested length for the longest ride in training for a 100 mile race?

      As for my background, I’ve done tough gravel races (Iron Cross, ~100k, 7k vert, rocky single and double track) in the 6 hour range (for me) but have never done a 100 mile MTB race. Reading about the Lutsen 99er, it sounds like it may be similar to a technical gravel race.

      Any thoughts you have would be appreciated.


    • #25800

      Sorry, I missed that there are rides of 6, 6.5 and 8 hours, so my question is kind of moot.

    • #25819

      Hi Dan,

      Good luck with your training!

      Coach Lynda

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