Amber Pierce and Alex Wild join Coach Jonathan for a guide on how to crush long climbs, sleep’s effect on training adaptations, and whether it matters if you train at a specific time of day with consistency. Tune in and share this episode with your friends!
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Does training time consistency matter?
Pacing marathon MTB and gravel courses like the Tahoe Trail 100
noooo… @Jonathan and someone else (Pete?) were talking about a scale that doesn’t tell you your weight until the end of the week so you don’t get hung up on the daily fluctuations. You still weigh yourself daily but you don’t see it.
I think he might have been talking about having the scale display the weekly weight average, instead of displaying the days weight. I seem to remember Pete talking about that on some podcast in the past.
Not the same but FWIW I weigh myself daily on Withings, and could decide to not look at the weight on scale each morning (it also shows graph with last 7 days), and instead once a week pull up Apple Health, tap on Weight tile, and then tap on W (for week) and see my 1 week average.
So relevant once again. Great show guys! What are your thoughts on average speed for pacing if you don’t have a power meter, you have a time goal (mass start and I don’t know my competition) and you know the course for a 100km? I’m toying with this idea over 4 splits, based on a percentage increase from my times last year.
Here’s the course 100KM - Convict 100
Unless your fitness has increased leaps and bounds, there’s too many variables. Wind, wind direction, temperature, who you ride/pace with in the race, course conditions…is it packed, loose, blown out, better/worse than previous years.
If you get to the 25k mark and you’re 2 minutes down on your previous time…are you gonna go harder? What if you felt like you were already on your limit? If you’re 15mins up, and you only expected to be 5 minutes up…are you gonna ride easier?
I loved listening to Alex describe his ride up Haleakala. I too was warned that weather conditions at the summit are dramatically different than sea level. I found a local - former pro - who offered to let me know an optimal day and ride with me. This was one of my favorite rides, especially the descent.