So I’ve gone through the latest of my races and something has struck me. I’m spending a lot of time in Z7 (anaerobically) when racing. I can’t really wrap my head around if it’s because of bad technique or just my inclination towards having more Type II muscle fibers. I’m guessing that Type II are prominent because my preference of extremely punchy XC-courses.
I’ve been focusing more towards General Build now to up my sustained efforts-game but I’d still like to know if others are experiencing the same in MTB-races and if I should consider planning my workouts in a certain way. I’ve almost completed General Build Low Volume to which I add a race on Sunday or a long distance workout in the lower zones to not loose to much technique over winter.
I’ve added screenshots from my latest 5 races varying from 1-2hrs in length but the zone-distribution is the same for my marathon-races.