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    • #25835
      AvatarXavier Mora
      Participant

      Hi Lynda
      For a multi-stage race, what is the recommendation for:
      – Race pace in watts and heart rate
      – The minimun TSB than you recommend it

      Thanks for ypur advices.

      Xavier

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    • #25841
      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Xavier,

      I assume you are asking about racing Breck Epic. Pacing for this race depends on how acclimatized to the altitude you are.

      1 – What altitude do you live at?
      2 – How many days before the start of the race will you arrive in Breckenridge or at a location above 9,000 feet?
      3 – Have you done any specific training at altitude or used an altitude tent to pre-acclimatize?

      Coach Lynda

    • #25844
      AvatarXavier Mora
      Participant

      Hi Lynda
      Yes, the race is the Breck Epic
      I lived in Quito-Ecuador at 2800 Meters above sea level, I used to train in altitude up to 3600 meters.
      I plan to arrive in Breckenridge 2 days early.

      I´m finishing the 7-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race Plan, and I feel like never before, but, this will be my first stage race and I want to give my best.

      Xavier

    • #25846
      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Hi Xavier,

      Excellent preparation. You sound ready!!

      Pace your first 2 stages with HR and power mostly in zone 3 on the uphills. On the downhills focus on skills and speed, not HR.

      On later stages where the elevation goes over 3600 meters, don’t even look at power or HR and pace by perceived exertion. On the later stages the combination of accumulated fatigue and the high altitude change your HR and power zones, making them an unreliable tool to use for pacing.

      Coach Lynda

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