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  • #19662
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    mchao98
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    Hi Linda!

    BE19 is 13 weeks away and I am shopping for a training program. Before I pulled the trigger on a specific program, I just wanted to confirm with you that I am choosing the right program.

    A few bits of info on me

    – I’m 47
    – First time I’m doing a race of this magnitude
    – Previous endurance events of significance in the last couple of years include Everesting and riding first week of the Giro
    – Could manage 10-12 hr/wk but prefer to keep under 10
    – Happy to do a combo of trainer, road, mtb, and strength
    – Goal is to finish

    I have experience with Sufferfest training plans and have found them effective but am not sure they are geared toward a race of this magnitude.

    So a few questions:
    – Was thinking Masters 40+ Mountain Bike 5-7 day. Would you agree?
    – Does your training follow power zones based on FTP tests? both indoor and outdoor?
    – Do you recommend consults?

    Thanks so much!

    Thanks so much!

  • #19663
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    mchao98
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    Linda – one more question please

    Would the plan include any “online coaching” via trainingpeaks, or are the alternatives communicating via this forum and/or coaching consults for 30/60 mins?

    Thanks again

  • #19665
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    Lynda
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    Hi Mchao98,

    Our Masters 40+ Mountain Bike 5-7 day Stage Race Mountain Bike Training Plan is the best plan for you to prepare for the 7-day Breck Epic stage race.

    Yes, the plan follows power zones based on FTP testing. There are also HR and PE training guidelines for those days when you are on a bike with no power meter.

    I am always happy to schedule consults when needed. This varies per athlete and their prior race experience.

    The plan does not include any online coaching. Click here for info on our personal coaching programs.

    Coach Lynda

  • #19666
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    mchao98
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    Thanks for your quick reply Linda. These answers are very helpful

    Are you able to share a screenshoot of one week so I can just have a look at a sample? It would be helpful for me understand that so I can see how compatible it is to other training programs I have been doing.

    Thanks so much
    mike

  • #19667
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    Lynda
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    Hi Mike,

    Here is a view of the first 2 weeks of the plan in PDF format.

    Click here to pull up the TrainingPeaks format plan page and click on the “sample workouts” tab and “summary” tabs to view more plan information.

    Coach Lynda

  • #19668
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    mchao98
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    perfect, thanks so much Linda!

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