I’ve got 1 A even for the year. It’s 200 miles of gravel, with about 13-15k ft of elevation(nothing more than 500ft in each shot). I was following the thoughts that I read on the blog about training for DK(similar to my event but with less elevation).
In that blog post the path laid out was SSBI, SSBII, Sustained Power, Century Specialty.
I am just finishing up SSBII MV. I have been replacing the Sunday workouts with long outdoor rides. Looking back at my outdoor rides(in similar terrain to the my goal event) I’m getting VI’s in the 1.2-1.4 range. Those numbers imply anything but sustained power.
Should I consider going with General build and Rolling Road specialty?
I’ve competed in this race the last 2 years, and each year I’ve had to drop to the 150 course and I’ve committed myself to doing what it takes to have a better outing this year. My consistency has been through the roof this year and maybe that will be enough but should i consider changing my build and specialty plan? Either way I intend to continue replacing the Sunday workouts with long outside rides in an attempt to increase the specificity of my training. I don’t foresee many scenarios during the race that would require any efforts above threshold(short of maybe a dog sprint) so is it all about just increasing FTP?