Hey guys, I did a quick search and didn’t see much in the way of my question. Although, I do feel like I’ve seen something similar on the forum before.
I know… apples and oranges and individuality and all that stuff… I’m just curious to hear what everyone does to compete in whatever category/specialty they race in.
I’d like to find out
what type of racing you do
what category you race in
how many years you’ve been training and your average CTL coming into racing season and maybe even how long you hold your highest CTL.
I’m mostly a mountain biker, but I do have some gravel races planned this season.
I’m “Sport” category/Masters for MTB (AKA Cat 2)… which is weird to me because I’m not close to cat 2 in any other riding sport… Im pushing 3.5 w/kg.
I’ve been training for about two years and my first season of racing was last year. I’ve been a solid mid-packer but hoping to podium in a race this season.
My CTL has been hanging in the low 80s with 8-9 hours of training per week with the occasional outdoor ride. I’ve been in the low 80s for about the past month. I feel like this is my current max with the fatigue I feel like I’m carrying. My first MTB race was just postponed by 2 weeks. It was going to be next weekend, so now 3 weeks from now, so I’ll be in the 80’s for around 6-7 weeks total.