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    • #16630
      Avatarjgulledge
      Participant

      Hi Lynda,
      Now is the time to start looking at finding a Base training program for this years Leadville 100. I went into your Plan Finder App and it gave me Cat 2 Base as a recommendation, but I think I have a couple unique variables that may require that I reach out to you via this forum for a plan recommendation for Base Training and then a final 12 week plan. Here is my current situation. Im looking for a recommendation for a Base program and then a final 12 week plan for Leadville. I got in !

      Ive been racing 50-60 milers for the last 3 years. Im 47. I broke my femur last May in a 60 miler. Ive been active since then with no issues to date with the leg. Im looking to finish sub 12 hours with a belt buckle. Im feeling great. I can currently ride solidly 3 hours in zone 2 on the bike pushing an avg wat of 175 and I can squat 73% of my body weight in workouts for 30 reps and 5 sets any week, so no real issues with the leg yet.

      Whats your recommendation for a Base plan for Leadville ?

      Thanks a ton !

    • #16633
      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Congrats on getting a spot to race at Leadville and also on rehabbing your leg so well!

      I recommend you follow our 12-week Masters 40+ Mountain Bike Base Mountain Bike Training Plan and then progress on to our Masters 40+ 100 Mile Mountain Bike Personal Record training plan to peak for Leadville 100.

      Lynda

    • #16638
      Avatarjgulledge
      Participant

      thank you!

    • #16675
      Avatarjgulledge
      Participant

      Hi Lynda,

      I purchased the Master’s Base Plan. A couple quick questions, is Workout #2 each day intended to be an extra workout you do in the evenings in addition to Workout #1, or is it designed as an alternative to Workout #1 if you are feeling too sore?

      Also, is Week 3 still designed to be a rest week? It would appear that on Week 3, Day 4 there are force reps. Im trusting the process and dont mean to question the methodology, I just want to make sure im not making a mistake and should be doing all Workout #2’s in a rest week.

      Thanks!

    • #16680
      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Most days there is one ride and one strength or stretching session. There are zero days on the plan where there are 2 rides scheduled.

      For example week 3 day 4: workout #1 is force reps and workout 2 is the 10 min stretching session. Yes, you should do both of these sessions.

      Week 3 is a rest week and week 3, day 4 is indeed force reps. Even a rest week has a little intensity scheduled to avoid shutting everything down.

      Lynda

    • #16684
      Avatarjgulledge
      Participant

      Thank you for the clarification.

    • #16685
      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Do you think you have a double copy of your training plan loaded into TrainingPeaks? Would you send me a screenshot of your TrainingPeaks calendar to lynda@lwcoaching.com if you think you do. I would much appreciate that. This is very concerning to me and you are the second athlete I have heard of recently who may have a duplicate in their TP calendar.

      Lynda

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