This is my first time starting a thread, hope this goes well. I’m signed up for the Leadville Silver Rush 50 MTB 2021 this year. Hopefully, it goes this year with COVID. My family and I should have our vaccines by then.
I’m currently using the following training plan:
Sustained Power Build
Cross Country Marathon
I’ll be racing it on an older 29er hardtail. This is my first time signing up for a MTB race so I’m not sure what I’ve signed up for. I have a similar length race at the end of March in NW Arkansas that is 60 miles long. No altitude issues in the tune up race but plenty of climbing.
I’ll arrive in Breckenridge at 9800’ altitude a week before the race to acclimate and ride some trails there then go to Leadville a couple of days before for the race.
Any advice on the the usual things like training plan, tire choice, etc? Any experience with this race? My max tire clearance for the rear tire is probably 2.2".
I searched for similar threads on this and only found ones on the 100 race