Hey all - I’m a beginner/intermediate mountain bike rider who rides road as an alternative. Completed a good base program this spring, followed by a MAP block (my weakness), and I’m now into a AC/NM Building Block plan (I love the building blocks - thank you Sufferfest!).
My plan has been to gradually tailor my training away from endurance (my 6 hour summer race was cancelled) to strength and skill improvement. From a planning perspective, I think the MAP and AC/NM blocks will augment skills training very well, with the inclusion of strength (separate plan) and yoga (included in the AC/NM block).
One note (question?) is that I think adding the strength training over the AC/NM block can lead to a bit more stress than desired on the legs. While I haven’t skipped an (intermediate) strength session yet, I have shifted the day, and I’m giving myself permission to skip one based on how I am feeling and the training load immediately before and after that day.
Kind of curious if any other Mountain Bikers are also stoked to use the AC/NM (and MAP) blocks, like I am? One thing I haven’t yet figured out is how to get more time on the trail while doing these blocks… I’ve been resting my back the last few weeks. But ideally, I should be doing more trail rides and fewer sessions. Will have to figure that out for my next block.