Just found out today that the National Veteran (Master’s) 50 mile TT champs are happening close to me in a week on Sunday so decided to enter.
Obviously, given the current situation, all my A/B/C races and plans to prepare for them were cancelled, so not sure what category this is. But it’s a fast course and I want to do as well as I can, especially as this is likely to be one of the few races I do this year.
I’m not sure how to approach from a training perspective, though. I’ve been really pushing the training through lockdown, and have done a SSBHVI and II ‘-1’ (i.e. training for as much time as I have spare, which is ~10hrs across 5 days) and am now onto SPBHV (-1) which I am finding tough. This week is week 3, then next week is the recovery week.
What would people recommend so I’m in the best form I can be for that race? Reduce the duration of the sessions this week and do a kind of specialty plan week 7/8 next week? Or follow the plan for this week and add a bit of intensity into recovery week?