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    • #19603

      Hi Lynda,

      You have stacked training for me this year around CTR and a series of 5 races. One of those race dates got moved to April 20. So, bumped up to weekend after next.

      I am currently in CTR week #3 and I need to taper next week for the race. I assume I will just switch to CTR week #12 for next week taper?

      The thing is then the next race is 2 weeks after this one and then there is another race 2 weeks after that. Should I do this pattern:

      Week#3 CTR this week, CTR week#12 taper, race, recovery week, CTR #12 taper week, race, recovery week, CTR #12 taper, race, recovery week, then back to CTR plan?

      If so, what is a good pattern week for the recovery weeks?

      I can draw from the 100mile PR, Cat 1 Cross Country, CTR, or SS Base.



    • #19604

      I just re-checked my current plans from recommendations from you and you prescribed a “week off” for recovery weeks. So maybe that is the best pattern.


    • #19607

      4/15 – Change to week 12 CTR plan
      4/22 – week 11
      4/29 – week 12 PMBAR/PRAR
      5/06 – week off
      5/13 – week 12

      Coach Lynda

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