I ended the Build 1 Phase with the hardest workout of the season, a 50 mile MTB race, the Front Range 50.
My expectation where not high. I knew I would complete the event, but not sure about my finish time. I figured my per lap time would be about 45 min, putting me about 3:40 min. I ended up with a time of 3:24 and an 8th place in the Mens Open 40-49 age group. There were over 60 people who finished the race.
The course itself was not too challenging, only a couple of short climbs, and lots of flat single track. Each lap included about 1000ft of climbing and 10miles.
My first three laps were around 39min and I felt pretty good. Though my climbing was slower then the people I was riding with. I could catch up on the flatter sections and get dropped on the climbs.
In the 4th lap I started to feel fatigued. My pace slowed to about 42min. There was also a lot of traffic on the course, which made passing harder and slower.
The 5th lap felt better then the 4th, but was still slower at 43 min.
Here is what I got out of this race:
- My Endurance is good.
- My Muscular Endurance is good.
- Need to improve climbing speed.
- My top end speed is good
- Need to improve Anaerobic Endurance