I raced some enduro events last year for the first time and got hooked! Planning on doing some local races this year and an EWS 100.
Last year I did low volume plans: sweet spot ->short power build → cyclocross specialty
I noticed that last year what really killed me were the long climbs up to the stages, usually about an hour of sustained pedaling up a steep grade. I would feel super gassed and fatigued when it was time for my race run.
For that reason, I think I identified my weakness as a lack of conditioning during long sustained efforts. I am thinking about going with the sustained build phase this year. Does this seem like the right move? Or will doing a higher volume short power build plan equip me with the stamina/endurance to last during the climbs better without sacrificing my sprint training?