This week is continued work in Build 1 phase. Included is a 50 mile MTB race in Lakewood, CO, The Front Range 50. I’m expecting the race to take me about 3:20-3:40 hrs.
I expect the pace to be fast, since the course is not too difficult, however, during my preride, there was 1200ft of climbing per lap. There are 5 laps at 10 miles each. Total climbing will be right around 6000ft. This is going to be a great training race, in preparation for races later this season.
Since I am in my Build 1 phase, I’m not spending a lot of time in recovering. Most of my time on the bike is doing Muscular Endurance, long durations in zone 4. At the end of this phase I want to be worked, and feel like I need a rest. After the race on Saturday, I think I’ll need a good rest, which is planned the following week.
Today the weather is looking good for a road ride. I’m going to ride to Ned and back, but this time I’m going to detour to Wondervue for a good climb. Coming back from Wondervue there is a good stretch on Hwy 72 that will provide some good tempo, with a slight up hill to hwy119.