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      Avatardekaru
      Participant

      Hello Lynda!

      It’s been a long time since covid altered my racing plans, but I’m looking forward to get back in the game next year πŸ™‚ I’m planning on running the BCBR, which yields about 39 weeks starting next Monday. I entered my info in the Plan Builder and got:

      1. Cat 1 Cross Country Time Crunched Base
      2. Cat 1 Cross Country Time Crunched Build Peak And Race
      3. 7 Day Stage Race Personal Record

      Which actually sounds pretty neat, except for the fact that I’m starting overweight. I was thinking about starting with the Weight loss and Base TP and then do some sort of mix and match. I could also do the non time crunched variants if needed. Hope you could drop some recommendations for me! The race starts in July 3rd, and I’d be looking to do some local XC races and maybe a couple of endurance events before.

      Thank you!

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      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Hi Dekaru,

      Welcome back to training! 39-weeks is plenty time to hit your goals!! BCBR is one of my favorite stage races. With your training and racing history, I recommend you start with either the
      Category 1 Cross Country Mountain Bike Base Mountain Bike Training Plan or TIME CRUNCHED Category 1 Cross Country Mountain Bike Base Mountain Bike Training Plan, rather than the weight loss plan.

      An ideal scenario is to complete a 12-week base plan then pick a 50 miler endurance event 12-weeks later to peak for and follow the 50 Mile Mountain Bike Race Personal Record Mountain Bike Training Plan. This plan will give you the combo of endurance and speed training ideal for BCBR.

      For the final 12-weeks leading into the race the 7-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race – Personal Record Mountain Bike Training Plan is the plan to follow.

      Coach Lynda

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