Tagged: #BreckEpic #racepace
- July 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm #25835
- July 19, 2022 at 11:33 am #25841LyndaKeymaster
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?
- July 20, 2022 at 11:47 am #25844Xavier MoraParticipant
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.
- July 21, 2022 at 12:59 pm #25846LyndaKeymaster
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.
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