I’m in the middle of mid volume XCM specialty and want to do a 100km race on the coming Saturday (May 4th). It’s a C(?) race and I want to go as hard as possible without killing myself. 5 or so hours.
I need to plan my week and would like some advice on how to approach this event?
The end of my specialty plan will taper into a similar 2 day event (25th May) that is really just a practice race as well.
I went for a 50km ride today on a known course and managed to get a couple of PR’s at the beginning (13kms of sustained climbing). The rest of the ride left me feeling flat and unable to grind up the steep stuff.
I washed out on a fast hairpin and corked my right quad a little, but there was no real damage. The effect on my ability to ride was minimal and the last time I rode this course I was in the middle of Short Power Build and the times were even worse.
For all the hard work I’ve been putting in I feel like I should be faster, but I’m aware that the training stress has something to do wth the crappy times.
PS. I had lots of time to kill before my A race in October. I’ll be back into SSB2 after the 2 day race.