Hey al, any help appreciated here.
I have two goals:
- Hang in group rides with guys who are much stronger than I am.
- Ride the Almanzo 100 Gravel ride May 18 (today is Apr 18).
I’ve been riding on and off the last three months and in the best bike shape I’ve ever been in. Completed SSB Mid Volume three weeks ago and have started SSB Mid #2. I traditionally have never ridden 45 miles at one time.
My weekends are too busy so my tough workouts are on Mon and Tues. Went out and rode 75 on Fri. Rested Sat and Sun. I tried a 1:30 over and under today/Mon and after about 45min. I’m not rested enough. How long do you guys rest after a big ride like that?
I feel as though I need to get in a couple more 75-80 rides to evaluate what condition I’m in before I attempt a 100mi gravel ride. Wondering if I should drop down to low volume SSB #2…