I’ll try to keep this as short as possible (wasted a line right there).
My 2021 A race is Sep 25th, a 100km road race. 9 weeks away.
Rolling terrain, 3 to 6min climbs.
I usually do V02 work for say 4 weeks before my A race.
I’m feeling good and very motivated, ready to start it now.
9 weeks seems like I might crack and peak way too early.
I have a good base averaging 16hrs a week.
I’m thinking, stay the course, work SS, threshold, tempo for the next 4 weeks, then engage. The issue is, I think I’m a V02 responder and reluctantly, because it hurts so much, I think I’ve left a lot on the table from not doing more of it, in the past.
I’d love to hear how others approach it, timing wise.