As the topic suggests, I’m looking for a bit of assistance in choosing a build plan. I’m currently two weeks into SSB Low volume, planning to follow it up with SSB Low volume 2, and then a Low volume build phase.
One of my ‘A’ races for the year is going to fall at the end of the build on June 15th. I realize I’m not maximizing my training by missing the specialty, but it is what it is…Because of when and where the climbing is, I’m leaning towards a General build over the ‘MTB Marathon’ recommended Sustained Power. Thoughts?
The race is a 50km MTB race with about 2300m of climbing, in Squamish BC. I know that some won’t consider this a ‘marathon’ but last years winning time was 2:30, I’ll be aiming for a sub 4hr ride. This will be my first MTB race (or ride to date…) longer than 30km. The race starts with about 5k of climbing up 300m, and the big climb is at the end of the half way point (kms 15-25) with about 750m of vertical.
If it’s of any use, some aditional info: Through all of the plans I try to run on one of my off days mid week, and I go outside for an MTB ride every Sunday. I am currently riding at 3.3w/kg, and probably won’t make it to 4 before the June race. Also, my other ‘A’ race will be in the late fall during 'cross season, and I will do another Short Power build (and a Cyclocross specialty) before that comes up.