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    • #20118
      AvatarCeledr
      Participant

      Hello Lynda,

      I am currently at week2 day3 of your “category1 base training base plan”, and it’s going well. I intend to follow it with “cat1 cross country mountain bike build peak and race”,starting from 27 january so I can be ready for my priority races in mid april. I started the base plan a bit early so i have a week free, just in case something come up (flu or race be moved or whatever). I also have my day#1 on Wednesdays.
      Now my question is:

      -Tomorrow (week2 day4-spin ups) I have a work thing and don’t know if I will be able to train, should I skip it or move it to the next day? I really want to follow your plan at my best.

      Thank you,
      Cele

    • #20119
      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Hi Celedr,

      I recommend including the main-set (10 X 30 second spin-ups to max cadence of 110 – 120 rpm in smallest gear available with 2 minute easy spin recoveries) of the spin-up session into your week 2 day 6 warm-up. Miss out the rest of the week 2 day 4 ride time and don’t extend the week 2 day 6 ride time. Simply move the main-set and miss everything else out to keep the quality in and make room for your extra commitments this week.

      Coach Lynda

    • #20145
      AvatarCeledr
      Participant

      Hello Lynda,

      thank you for your reply.
      Another question for you:

      Monday will be “WEEK 3 day6 4hour mtb advanced skills” (cat1 Base) but the weather is going to be awful that day. What do you think if I swap day5 (endurance spinning and core training) with day 6? so I have: day 6 (mtb), day 5 (endurance+core), day 7 (big gear climbs).
      I really don’t want to miss the 4 hours mtb ride, and don’t want to cut it short on the trainer.

      THANKS

    • #20151
      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Celedr,

      That switch fits nicely. Better to get outside on your long ride when you can, than do it on the trainer.

      Coach Lynda

    • #20189
      AvatarCeledr
      Participant

      Hello Lynda,
      a question about “week5 day6 40′ tempo”, is it on a flat road or climbing?

      thanks!

    • #20194
      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Flat is best but climbing works too if you only have hilly terrain available.

      Coach Lynda

    • #20224
      AvatarCeledr
      Participant

      Hello Lynda,
      Hope you are doing fine. I had to skip training on days 1,2,3,4 of week6, because of a fever. So my last training was hilly ride week5day7. I think my body is well enough to restart training tomorrow. Where I should pick up my training from?

      Thank you

    • #20227
      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Hi Celedr,

      Finish off week 6 with short (< 60 min) easy (zone 1-2) recovery rides and your core strength training. Get back on plan as-is on week 7 day if you are still 100% healthy.Coach Lynda

    • #20283
      AvatarCeledr
      Participant

      Hello Lynda,
      I am currently at week 9 of “category1 base training base plan”, unfortunately I had to skip several training bike days this week because of extra work shifts and terrible weather. I barely made up 40min tempo on rollers. Feel like I have my recovery week 8 stretched for 2 weeks. My main race is on 5 april. I intend to follow with build peak and race plan. What do you suggest for next week (23-29 december): should I start again with week 9 or go with weeek 10? Thanks!!

    • #20286
      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Hi Celedr,

      Continue on with week 10. Keep looking forward and don’t make up any missed sessions.

      Coach Lynda

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