Previous week I started the mid volume sustained power built plan (followed by the century plan) and have my A-race planned on May 19.
During this cycle i’m planning to participate in 4 to 5 tours of the Spring classics/Ardennes classics (= cyclos) during the weekends:
- The distance will range from 140-180 km (90-115 miles) and 1600-3200 m elevation gain (estimated time of the rides are 4-5 hour)
- These rides aren’t timed events but on some hills and the last 20 miles me and my friends like to compete with each other ( so it’s not a full blown race but there will be hard parts)
Below you can find some examples of the rides I did last year (I don’t own a powermeter) :
I know this isn’t exactly the most efficient and best training method but I love to ride these cyclos.
How do I integrate these ride into my build and specialty plan? I don’t think it will be sufficient to only skip the sunday ride (± 125 tss compared to 275 tss).