I’m on the specialty phase for criterium and I have a question as to how to approach the race simulation workouts.
I was supposed to race on Sunday but due to logistics didn’t end up racing. I did however carbo load and had electrolytes on Saturday. Pretty much standard race prep for a Sunday 100km road race for me.
Ended up doing Nevada city classics +2 (week 5 of specialty plan) instead of racing. Managed to complete 24/25 of the intervals but it was definitely one of the hardest trainer road workout I’ve had. Felt strong the entire workout. Off day on monday with an hour stretching.
Tuesday comes and its time to do Abbott and my heart rate was maxing out on the very first interval. Bailed instantly and did Carson -5 instead, had to tough it out.
Question is, did my nutrition help me out during the Sunday workout? and since it was so hard, should I add in more rest than usual?
Tour De Nez +2 is coming up before my crit next Sunday and Im wondering if I should approach it the same way as well with almost race like nutrition prep and 2 day recovery after.
Any tips for you guys that regularly does these workouts would be much appreciated