Tagged: masters base MTB
- April 24, 2020 at 7:55 am #20768fdeswardtParticipant
Now in week 6 of the masters MTB base program and been confused about having 4 hard b2b sessions from Mon-Thu on the build weeks?
Mon & Wed are strength sessions with Tue & Thu are high intensity interval sessions. My legs are shot by Wed and have zero power on Thu which is the toughest session of the week.
Past training programs used polarized sessions with hard days separated by easy days, and strength workouts were on same day as hard sessions, but first intervals in the morning and then strength in the evening, so that is a super hard day with next day having 1hr recovery spin.
Want to understand the rational behind having 4 hard on the legs days in a row for base phase?
- April 24, 2020 at 9:07 am #20769LyndaKeymaster
We spread out the workouts with as much recovery time as possible instead of stacking them in the same day.
Back down the intensity of your strength sessions if needed and focus on your daily recovery. Look through our Tools to Speed Recovery doc to see if there are any recovery strategies you can add to your routine to increase recovery speed. The top 2 to examine are nutrition and sleep.
- April 24, 2020 at 9:19 am #20770fdeswardtParticipant
So strength work with workouts like deadlift, squats, hamstring curl should feel easy for masters athlete?
- April 24, 2020 at 10:33 am #20771LyndaKeymaster
No. This is why they are in the Base plan early in the season to build strength before racing and higher intensity race specific training begins.
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