So I’m about to move out of a 12 week base into my first build phase. I want to do short power build to change things up a bit and because I enjoy hard on-off efforts.
That said, my friend invited me to do my first 100 mile gran fondo this coming September (Waves 2 Wine). I have never done 100 miles before, the biggest ride I’ve ever done is 60 miles albeit without a break. Plus, there’s 6,123 feet of climbing and the most I’ve ever done in a ride is 3,000 feet (up Mt. Diablo in Northern California) and it nearly killed me.
Am I asking for trouble by going with a short-power build phase prior to this event? Another thing to consider is that the date of the ride will place me in the hardest week of training (week 7).
Thanks in advance for all the advice!