- May 15, 2016 at 3:09 am #14794GrahamParticipant
Hi, I successfully completed the Dirty Reiver 200km Gravel Event in April.
It is a fully off road on gravel rough in places and 3600m of climbing.
I was pleased to finish, but next year would like to do the Event a lot quicker
I did a 13 hour ride time (not inc stops)
I had the energy and was not too tired but I was pacing to finish and not pushing it too much.
i.e low gears spinning the hills ( which were LONG and plenty!)
I would be grateful of a 10 month plan advise.
I was thinking long rides over the summer and more turbo power type sessions in winter when its cold for long rides during the winter. Event is in April. I would then have a 7 hour MTB XC Event approx. 6 weeks later . 2 main goals for next year.
For the Gravel event I rode a “heavy” Touring Bike stripped down and was pretty comfortable, would consider using my cx bike next year ( really lighter but not as comfortable, but will experiment with making it more comfortable)
- May 15, 2016 at 3:10 am #14795GrahamParticipant
PS I am over 50
- May 16, 2016 at 7:28 am #14796LyndaKeymaster
I recommend following 3 training plans with a week off for extra rest and recovery (or to catch up on a missed week). This will add up to 38 weeks of training (3 x 12 week plans plus the 2 weeks off plan).
Masters 40+ MTB Cross Country Base Training Plan
Masters 40+ MTB Cross Country Build Peak and Race Training Plan
Masters 40+ MTB 100 Mile Personal Record Training Plan
Time the final plan to end on the same week as Dirty Reiver 200km Gravel Event in April 2017.
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