I’m curious what the recommendations would be for a 200mi RR? It’s not a Gran Fondo type situation that you’re simply trying to finish but a full blown RR with teams, attacks, and breakaways so sticking to endurance pace isn’t an option.
I understand that this sort of event wouldn’t be addressed by articles like these since so few of TR users would be interested in such content, but I’m curious on people’s thoughts.
@dbf, yeah 200 miles wasn’t mistyped. It is a point to point race called LOTOJA going from Logan, Utah to Jackson, Wyoming. It is the longest USAC sanctioned race. It also has a Gran Fondo portion as well.
@Bryce thanks that was essentially what I was thinking, SSB and then doing general build to address the general RR fitness needed to respond to attacks/stay with the group and then climbing RR to address the three “big” climbs which should also address the sustained power needed for a really long event.
+1 to this! Also, perhaps the TR team could include how to lengthen a plan if there’s extra time in the year?
For instance I have a 70.3 in September and will have l time to do HIM base, build, and specialty. BUT I will have about an additional 7-8 weeks left until my race. So I’m planning on adding SSB II low volume (while simultaneously incorporating the swim/runs that’s in HIM build) between the HIM base & HIM Build.