Gunnison Growler is cancelled so that moves my A race to the Gold Rush Gravel Grinder on June 13, about 8 weeks away. I did this Gravel Grinder last year: it is 70 miles of rolling hills, 4:40 to complete, 3700 vertical feet, 340 TSS and i did it around a .84 IF.
Tonight, i plugged all that into Plan Builder and selected Expert (i have been racing and doing structured intervals for about 4 years now) and i was VERY SURPRISED to see NO Base or Build and directly into SPECIALTY with a ton of VO2 WO (again race is 8 weeks away).
Now, if i switched from Expert to Advanced, it prescribes 3 weeks of Base, 3 Weeks of Build and 1 Week of Specialty, with a rest week. Therefore, selecting Advanced gives me way more Threshold work.
The race itself, rolling hills is seemingly mainly Threshold work due to its length.
What am i missing here. Should i select Expert (even though i am suspect about doing a ton of VO2 work)? Or should i go with Advanced and focus more on Threshold?
I was using Plan Builder for the Growler and I was doing a good deal of SS and Threshold and was doing well.
Appreciate any and all feedback from the TR Community!!