- November 9, 2023 at 8:27 am #27280Jeff WhelessParticipant
I am starting to train up for the Ride Across Arizona bikepacking event on May 6, 2024. https://azgravelrides.com/ride-across-arizona-may-6th-2024/
The plan finder is recommending to do the last ~two weeks of Cat 1 Base and then starting the Cat 1 peak/race in 10 days followed by the bikepacking race training.
I am not a Cat 1 guy by any means and working from a current base of 30-50 mile gravel/road rides a couple of times a week. I an 55ish and have spooled up my gym strength/aerobic training substantially over the past 18 months and probably stronger than I have been, ever.
Are those the best suited plans for achieving my goal of increasing my sustained endurance and spewed for doing this ride? My base is a bit mediocre relatively speaking if I snapshot right now, so is this even achievable in the timeframe between now and May.
- November 9, 2023 at 10:34 am #27281LyndaKeymaster
RAAZ looks like a super event. Here is the training plan stack I recommend you follow:
11/13 – Start and follow our 12-week Masters 40+ Mountain Bike Base Mountain Bike Training Plan
2/5/2024 – Take a week off training for additional recovery or use it to catch up on a missed week.
2/12 – Follow one of our 12-week bikepacking plans that fits your finish goal best.
2 – 5 day Bikepacking Race Mountain Bike Training Plan
5 – 10 day Bikepacking Race Mountain Bike Training Plan
- November 9, 2023 at 11:03 am #27283Jeff WhelessParticipant
That is awesome and thanks for tailoring this to my situation!
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