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    • #21218
      Avatardave5115
      Participant

      Hi Lynda

      Firstly I jusy want to say thanks !
      I completed the WHAKA 100 on sunday and got my medal.It was a big day out 100km , 3000m vert of techy single track goodness . I was a bit slower than I wanted to be at 8:20 ( wanted to go sub 8 hrs ) but the whole process was very much a success from nutrition/ prep and pacing . I think I even under did the pacing a little as I dont even really have sore legs ( and I feel pretty damn good), but that also proves to me what decent nutrition strategy can do .

      So whats next ?
      1:I have an A race on Jan 16th 2021 . 65km 1300m , mtb but not so techy – Id imagine just under 4 hrs .(So only 11 weeks away)

      2:B races x2 just ‘flat mtb’ fire road type races , that should both be sub 2 hrs a week apart at end of Nov/ early dec .

      3:To date I have done ‘masters base’ to ‘masters 100 mile pr’.

      I feel like I have developed an ok base now and that I would like to up the game a little for FTP increase and some speed .

      Would Masters 40+ Cross Country Mountain Bike Build Peak and Race be a logical next plan ? ( After a wee break of course)

      Many thanks again

      Dave

      • This topic was modified 1 month ago by Avatardave5115.
    • #21220
      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Hi Dave,

      Congrats on your success at WHAKA 100! Great to hear 🙂

      What are the dates of your two B races? I’ll fit them into the best plan rec so we can use them as a fitness boost.

      Coach Lynda

    • #21223
      Avatardave5115
      Participant

      Thanks Lynda.

      B Races are :
      29th November &
      6th December.

      Im already fizzed about enetering Whaka 100 again next year – so long term I’ll look at a plan stack again to go and do better at that .

    • #21224
      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Hi Dave,

      I recommend you follow the Masters 40+ 50 Mile Mountain Bike Personal Record Mountain Bike Training Plan. This plan will add speed and maintain your endurance for a 4 hour race.

      Next week take another week off a training plan to completely recover from WHAKA 100 before building to your next A race. Ride 5-6 days at an easy pace for 1-2 hours and do your strength maintenance sessions.

      Nov 9th start with week 1 then progress with week 4, 6 (race on weekend instead of testing), 12 (race week), 7 (miss out day 2 interval session and rest that day instead), 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 (A race week).

      Coach Lynda

    • #21226
      Avatardave5115
      Participant

      Thank you Lynda

      I have purchased on TP and looking forward to it !!

      Do you have any tips for moving the weeks around in TP ? I just upgraded TP but It looks like you can still only move indvual days around .

      I take it then I play with the start and end dates ( especially as I will use the indoor trainer/ Zwift alot ).

      Cheers
      Dave

    • #21228
      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Hi Dave,

      You can shift, copy, cut, paste and delete entire weeks at a time to speed up the plan editing process using the hamburger icon in the summary tab at the right side of your calendar. You may not currently have the summary column visible. You can edit this in your settings tab.

      Coach Lynda

    • #21271
      Avatardave5115
      Participant

      Thanks Lynda- I got that sorted ,,,,,

      I had my trainer away for a warranty repair , so I did not get My FTP test in last week .

      To fit one in and still get otehr important workouts in , are you adverse to switching to a Ramp test ?

      Dave

    • #21272
      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Dave,

      Best practice is to repeat the same test, under the same conditions each time.

      Coach Lynda

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