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- March 14, 2023 at 8:31 am #26874
Hi, I am about to finish (end of march) this plan I purchased: Week #12 LW Coaching Base Training and Weight Loss Plan
I am 46 years old and I have been riding for 3 years. I raced Breck Epic-3 days in 2021 and It was bad for me, I did not make it on the third day, because day 2 took me 8 hours and I was destroyed.
My base and endurance have improved since 2021 but I have noticed my climbing and anaerobic power have not, and MTB is what I liked the most (instead of the road), I am worried about what program I should take next. As an example, this technical climbing segment is terrible for me, I can hardly breathe and I have to stop several times: https://www.strava.com/segments/28771083
I’d appreciate your advice on how to prepare for Pisgah and improve my anaerobic power.
- March 15, 2023 at 11:52 am #26879
Pisgah stage race is a 5-day stage race event so you do want to train endurance for this event along with increasing climbing power. You have 3.5-weeks to race day on April 10th. I recommend switching to our 3-4 Day Mountain Bike Stage Race – Personal Record Mountain Bike Training Plan or Masters 40+ Mountain Bike 3-4 day Stage Race Mountain Bike Training Plan and completing weeks 10, 11 and 12 of either of these plans to peak for Pisgah stage race on 4/10.
- March 16, 2023 at 10:11 am #26880
Sorry but I was not clear about the dates 🙂
I would like to prepare for Pisgah 2024. There’s plenty of time
Let me know what programs I should take and in what order.
- March 16, 2023 at 12:21 pm #26883
That’s good news!! 2024 gives you a lot more time to work on your climbing power! With a little more info I can recommend the optimal plan stack for you.
1. What is your age?
2. Do you have any events on your schedule before the 2024 Pisgah Stage Race?
- March 18, 2023 at 8:29 pm #26886
I am 46 years old.
I don’t have a major event before Pisgah 2024. I usually do 1 race every month in the summer and fall seasons, but I am not planning to push hard on those and I don’t have a particular goal other than having fun.
- March 20, 2023 at 4:58 pm #26890
I recommend stacking these three 12-week training plans. Schedule a week off-plan after each of the first 2 plans to use as a catch-up week or to fit a vacation or extra recovery. Schedule the final plan to finish on your race week. This plan stack adds up to 38 weeks. You have more than 38 weeks to the 2024 race date. To extend the duration of the plan stack to 50 weeks, an option is to repeat the Base plan two times back-to-back.
– Masters 40+ Mountain Bike Base Mountain Bike Training Plan
– Masters 40+ Cross Country Mountain Bike Build Peak and Race Mountain Bike Training Plan
– Masters 40+ Mountain Bike 5-7 day Stage Race Mountain Bike Training Plan
- March 21, 2023 at 8:34 am #26892
I will start with the base plan and double it to have those 50 weeks. The nice thing about Ecuador is that you can ride all year long, and we have some serious mountains to climb.
- March 22, 2023 at 8:19 am #26896
Ecuador sounds amazing!!!
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