11 months ago i started cycling and TrainerRoad. Thanks to TR ive completed two Centurys in the UK, both times better than expected, pretty happy with progress. im now around 3W/kg (280W 93kg 191cm)
No more events planned this year but in 8 weeks im off to Mallorca with a bunch. 4 days cycling -
- 50km 1200m climbing
- 120km 2500m
- 124km 2700m
- 65km 1300m
Ive done a fair amount of climbing over the past few months on outdoor rides eg 100km 1500 m, longest straight climb around 1000m. The next day just a 90min recovery and legs were dead. To be expected i guess.However, with regards the multiday hills of Mallorca, how should i train to reduce fatigue on days 3 and 4.
- focus on sweetspot/build ftp? (lose weight)
- increase exposure to lower cadence work- ~70 rpm?
it’ll be fairly leisurely/ social - coffee stop am, lunch stop, afternoon stop, etc but theres no getting away from the climbing over 4 days. All my training /riding over the past 11 months is mostly without stops (on the bike nutrition/hydration)
Whilst not racing there’ll be some friendly competitiveness on the climbs, but realistically i just want to get to day 4 without my legs in bits.
any suggestions on training and rest stop strategy/fuelling, etc would be appreciated.