I’ve been talked into doing this next March with my father…
There’s a video on the event website that has relative power output for a range of finishers. Screenshot below.
Dad’s very fit, but he is 70… I think we’ll be gunning for the 13 hour cutoff. Obviously, the only thing that would give me certainty is doing the course, but I’m looking for a less costly benchmark. I want to prepare without compromising my CX offseason training too much.
Can I just do a hilly 6 hour ride with my dad and be confident that if I come in above the 11 hour power targets we’re good to go? I figure 6 hours is long enough to expose food and water mismanagement. Is there anything that happens after the 6 hour mark that would cause an upset on event day?