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in: PatrickGarcia; PatrickGarcia > 2016-06-04

Jun 8, 2016 2:45 PM # 
Grandpa Jameson:
way to battle through it dude... marathon training is so different than ultra training. good training day for GT.
Jun 8, 2016 5:35 PM # 
Thanks man. Always a bit of a bummer to crap the bed, but it seems to be a bit of a habit for me following a great outing. Back when I was really fit, I ran perhaps the race of my life at Jemez, and followed that up with one of the worst blowups of my life at Bighorn which ended in a hypothermic haze. One of these days I'm going to figure out that line between confidence and over-confidence. Stubbornness is a blessing and a curse, I think. It can really help me, and it is usually my biggest downfall as well. Bonus of the outing is that my legs are essentially fine. Felt good yesterday, so seemingly soaking up the hours since the muscular effort was minimal. Like you mentioned, gonna give it a big go on the bike this weekend. Gotta work out a proper schedule for training with the bike.
Jun 8, 2016 9:18 PM # 
Grandpa Jameson:
right on the dude... the name of the game on the bike is climbing... especially for the race you are going to do. I would try to get in as much climbing per ride as possible. That will in turn also work on your descending as you obviously have to come down.

with you living so close to green mountain you can get in a lot on early morning session. the Green mtn fireroad climb is a bitch but perfect for some long hill reps. 2-4+ of those on ride would get in a lot of climbing in a short amount of time. I had a good coach when i was just racing mountain bikes and on my long rides i would shoot for no less than 1000ft of climbing per hour of riding and always try to get more than that.

if you want any ideas for workouts or anything just let me know. I have tons of them.
Jun 9, 2016 2:28 PM # 
Would love any ideas for basic workouts on the bike! I got smoked up Falcon yesterday by two proper MTB racers doing intervals, so I assume that hill intervals would be a good idea. Gonna try to ride in Ken Caryl/Willow Springs as much as possible (my buddy Todd lives in there). So much chunky climbing in there which will help a ton with GT.

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