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  • in reply to: Masters XC plan adjustments #27584
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    Perfect. Great advice. I’m feeling more relaxed about the event knowing I have a dialed plan. I’m so grateful for your help.

    Cheers!

    in reply to: 100k race taper #27077
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    Perfect.

    Thanks!

    in reply to: 100k race taper #27075
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    That sounds good. When you say easy recovery until race warm up you mean the day of the race, right? I shouldn’t do openers the day before?

    in reply to: Using smart trainer #26664
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    OK. Great. So you don’t recommend using resistance mode for intervals?

    Thanks

    in reply to: 100k race plan adjustments #26520
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    Perfect! Thanks for everything.

    in reply to: 100k race plan adjustments #26518
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    Sounds good! Will do. Also I see at the end of week 7 there is the “tech skills refined” workout with an hour of L2. Do I add an hour to this L2 section or is this intended to be an easier day?

    in reply to: Plan adjustment for upcoming early season race. #25614
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    Thanks for the advice. Where would I insert those short interval in my plan? Should I replace a session of threshold intervals or zone 5 intervals? Or should I do them on a weekend instead?

    in reply to: Plan adjustment for upcoming early season race. #25595
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    I’m sorry. I forgot to say I also have a low priority race coming up soon on march 19. Maybe I should insert a rest week before that one instead and do a two week block in the following week?

    Thanks!

    in reply to: Races cancelling. Revert back to base training? #20690
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    Copy that and thank you for the additional information.

    Cheers.

    in reply to: Cramps #20061
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    Also to be clear I have read your article on cramps as well as many other articles. I understand much of the cramping is probably from me going beyond my abilities but two seasons ago I could go hard on climbs until fatigue would be what slow me down. Now it seems that cramps stop me before I even get to fully fatigue.

    Thanks

    in reply to: Cramps #20060
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    Hi again, Lynda. I’m getting back to you on this thread a couple months later. Regarding cramps I’ve done two races in the last couple months and I’ve gotten cramps late in these races in my vastus medialis again. I never had these the last two seasons racing. This has happened at five out of eight races this year. It starts with out of saddle climbing but it also can happen during in the saddle climbing as well in longer events. Iv’e tried hot shot and it seems it may help about half the time but I’m also slowing down and/or stopping to stretch at the same time so I don’t know if the hot shot is helping. Iv’e still managed to get many top three Expert/Cat-1 this year even with the cramps.

    1) I know you said not to add weighted lunges to my strength training but I was doing them two seasons ago and they seemed to be good for my vastus medialis strength. Could I possibly swap these out for the box blasts in you plans for next season?

    2)Could I add more miles to your training plans on the prescribed longer non interval days to help this? I feel like a do fewer hour plus rides with your plans than when I was training two seasons ago.

    3) Should I try adding some sodium intake before longer training rides and races and also in my Skratch labs drink mix during?

    My training plans have been Masters base then Masters XC build and race and then the 50 miler plan for a late September long race.

    Thanks!

    in reply to: Post race recover time #19548
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    Sorry. Yes to using the easier pre race week in the schedule or yes to shortening the harder weeks intervals?

    in reply to: Post race recover time #19544
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    Thanks Lynda. These are very helpful answers. I have a follow up question to your above answer #2.

    When I have an A race during the build and race plan on a week that happens to be at the end of a hard training week in the plan would I insert the easier pre race week schedule you have in this plan or possibly do lower amount of the prescribed intervals during that pre race week?

    in reply to: Post race recover time #19529
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    1) Between 1:30 2:30 race time

    2) I think even at a B race I would be going almost as hard as an A race as I would be seeing what my early in race limits are without worrying about finish time.

    in reply to: Training plan questions #19484
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    Hi Lynda. I just attempted my second 20 minute test as per week 6 of the base program. There was a rock slide on the fire road uphill I was testing on so I had to cut the test short at 16:30 minutes. I think I was starting to fade a little on the last 3 minutes but I think i would have held steady at a similar level until 20 minutes. Is there an adjustment I can make to the calculation to get a proper FTP for this shorter test effort?

    Also do I include my first 10-15 seconds which was showing a 200-500 higher power spike than the rest of the effort to get my average power over the whole effort?

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