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    • #20373
      Avatardave5115
      Participant

      Hi Again Lynda

      I have just entered a 100km single track race at end of Oct 2020 . ( Whaka 100 , NewZealand)
      3200 m climbing and I expect to take approx 8hrs . iT a pretty technical race too – but Im happy with that sides of it .

      I have pretty much 40 weeks .

      Would you recommend using that 40 weeks to undertake 3x 12 week programs ?

      I have mentioned in another post that Im 43 so I know I should be starting with Masters base plan ,
      would one then go on to :
      Masters 40+ Cross Country Mountain Bike Build Peak and Race Mountain Bike Training Plan.
      and then complete it all with :
      Masters 40+ 50 Mile Mountain Bike Personal Record Mountain Bike Training Plan.

      or could you see out summer just riding and then do 24 weeks of plans ?

      I have a small event I would like to do in 6 weeks time , then a 4hr event is tempting me for the end of march .

      It is Summer here in NZ so ‘bro’ rides are tempting and common and where I live has mostly 300+ m vert climbs to single track , so I think Ill be needing to have restraint when starting out on this plan structure ( I hope to start next week ).

      I truely do appreciate your advice and to be honest I would not have had the guts to enter this race with out finding your plans and listening to your podcasts etc -previously I have had many unanswered questions around plans and recovery etc, but now I feel confident in with your approach.

      Regards

      Dave

    • #20379
      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Hi Dave,

      I recommend enjoying your summer with lots of bro rides and a few events for fun!

      Then do a 24 week training plan stack with the the 12-week Masters 40+ Mountain Bike Base Mountain Bike Training Plan and 12-week Masters 40+ 100 Mile Mountain Bike Personal Record training plan. Although the Whaka 100 is only 100km, it is such a tough course taking 8+ hours that the Masters 100 miler plan is the best.

      Coach Lynda

    • #20429
      Avatardave5115
      Participant

      Thanks again Lynda !!!

      From a having fun point of veiw – I could ask for a better response 🙂

      Im going to explore using TP (So when buying the plans I know which to file type to buy) .
      I have never used it before , but figure if Im going to do this -Ill do it right .

      cheers

      Dave

    • #20748
      Avatardave5115
      Participant

      Hi again Lynda

      So , I am approx 2-3 weeks from starting the 24 weeks of training as we have discussed in this thread earlier .
      I will be heavily using Zwift and have just upgraded my trainer – as with Covid lockdowns and winter approaching here in NZ I can see being indoors alot . So I will go for the TP version !

      do I need to allow any additional weeks in between the the 2 plans and or the event or can I just calculate the 24 weeks and choose the start date from there ?

      Thanks
      Dave

    • #20749
      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Hi Dave,

      I hope you got in a lot of fun summer riding before we were all sent home. NZ looks like it is stamping covid-19 out better than any other country. You Kiwis are tough and smart!

      Yes, definitely get the TP version to use the structured workouts in the plan with your smart trainer. Also take advantage of group rides and practice races on the Zwift platform where it is called for in the plan.

      Stack the plans back 2 back with no additional weeks unless you know you need a buffer week for any time training will be impossible. One of the silver linings of staying home is that most peoples schedules are now a lot more predictable.

      Coach Lynda

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