There is an annual race in a Vancouver. While technically a Gran Fondo it is a heck of a lot of mountain climbing (1900m / 6200 ft elevation) and (122 km/76 miles distance).
I’m not new to this race, I’ve done it 4 times, but I’d like to do better. I’ve chosen TR for help.
I know there is a Gran Fondo plan, but it’s not really a traditional one. I am wondering what would you pick for heavy sustained climbing?
I’ve started with low volume sweet spot base with an added fun ride with my son or by myself once per week (cause you got to enjoy life too). So right now 4 rides per week until my body adapts. I’m just wondering what phases I’ll progress to. Thoughts? And why?
Note: I’ll never win this race it’s more about personal best times.
Ps. It’s cancelled this year, but I may just ride it anyways.