I wanted to reach out and get some opinions on the next step in my training plan. I’m finishing up a short power build phase in a few weeks and I’m trying to ascertain the best plan to move forward for the specialty phase.
I live in Kansas and gravel racing is the most common event around here. I’m planning on some shorter gravel races (100k), but would like to focus on XC races that are being held in Oklahoma and the Kansas City area.
My strong point tends to be in the shorter power efforts and not the long, drawn out road racing style of the gravel races. I’d like to focus on the XC style of efforts geared towards shorter 1.5 hour races, but I also don’t want to get my tail kicked in the gravel races either. Should I shoot for Rolling Road, Short Track XC or XC Olympic? Another recommendation? I’d appreciate your thoughts and experiences.