- December 28, 2020 at 6:22 am #21354
I have used your plans
‘7-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race – Personal Record Plan’ for Cape Epic in 2017 and last year the ’40+ Masters mountain bike 3-4 day stage race training plan’ for Lanzarote 4-stage race the last 2 years.
Both with quite good succes….thanks!
I was planning on doing the 4-stage race at Lanzarote this year as well and in Wk 9 of the ’40+ Masters mountain bike 3-4 day stage race training plan’ (88 CTL, 89 ATL and -13 TSB).
However I’m pretty sure the race will not happend due to Covid19…
So now I’m looking at
Which is a very tough 8 dages race with approx 28,000hm and quite long stages (limit 12h)
Much of the race is in steep mountains and it involves a fair amount of Hike’a’bike..You sleep in your own tent, but you need not to carry luage+tent during the stages (it is transported)
I was planning to do the ‘7-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race – Personal Record Plan’, but saw that you have another option – the ‘Bikepacking Mountain Bike Race Training Plan 5-10 days’….so which one do you recommend for the Iron Bike?
If anyone have tried the Ironbike – please let me have your experience!
And which plan would you reccomend doing before? (31 wks until the race)
Thanks in advance, and Happy new year!
- December 28, 2020 at 12:28 pm #21356LyndaKeymaster
Iron Bike is a challenging event and looks amazing!
I recommend following this plan stack
Jan 4th follow the 12-week Masters 40+ Mountain Bike Base Mountain Bike Training Plan
March 29th follow weeks 1, 2, 4, 3, 4 of the 7-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race – Personal Record Mountain Bike Training Plan
May 3rd restart the 7-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race – Personal Record Mountain Bike Training Plan and follow all 12 weeks to a peak on July 24th at Iron Bike.
Happy New Year to you!
- December 29, 2020 at 6:15 am #21357
Thanks a lot for the advice!
Happy New year to you as well!
- December 29, 2020 at 7:09 am #21358
I have looked a little more and I have 2 additional questions
Since I like 2 hard weeks followed by 1 less hard week, could it make sense to do the weeks in ‘7-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race – Personal Record Mountain Bike Training Plan’ from March 29th as follows;
Second question: The amounts og hours/tss between the two plans are somewhat big – so I was planning to beef of the hours/tss in the end of the base plan a little to prepare me for the hard training.
If so – what is the best; to increase a little over all the days in the week or to increase a couple of days more (so a few longer days)
thanks in advance
- December 29, 2020 at 11:06 am #21362LyndaKeymaster
This schedule frpm 29-Mar to 19-Jul looks good.
I do not recommend an increase in the training volume during the Masters 40+ Mountain Bike Base Mountain Bike Training Plan. Strength training needs energy and time during this plan and is important to set you up for an injury free season.
- December 29, 2020 at 11:54 am #21363
OK…thanks for the advice! Just impatient I guess!
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