Based on @Nate_Pearson suggestions, I’ve set up my Leadville training plan with SSBMV I and II, Sustained Power Build MV, and then Century Plan MV. I will be mixing in some outdoor rides including some long, flat road rides, but also some long rolling XC mountain bike rides which will add some above threshold work.
I’ve decided to do the Wilmington Whiteface 100k, both as a practice event to test gear, nutrition, crewing, etc, but also to try and improve my starting coral for Leadville. So while being a “B” race, it carries some importance. The race is June 1st, which puts it at the end of Week 7 of Sustained Power Build MV with a rest week to follow before starting the Specialty plan.
Overall I think this works out really well with the rest week after the June 1st event. However the question I have is how much should I taper during the week leading up to June 1st. There are two tough workouts scheduled that week - Shortoff +4 and Stromlo +4, along with Carter.
I thought perhaps changing Shortoff +4 to just Shortoff (reducing TSS from 121 to 71) would be an option early in the week on Monday or Tuesday. Cutting back Stromlo +4 to Stromlo would also cut TSS a fair bit (119 to 80) but would still put a pretty tough threshold workout (4x8min) three days before the event.
Any thoughts on this and what might be a better option? I don’t want to cut back too much because the goal is still to build towards Leadville, but also don’t want to have a bad day on June 1st.