Hi community, I’m triaining with Sufferfest for one year now and love it. Beginning of June I hope to be a part of the ortler bike marathon in Italy (if corona allows). I startet the plan xc preseason but I’m afraid its the wrong one. Which plan would you recommend to be perfectly prepared for this race?
Gravel 100 Miles seems appropriate. Most Xc marathons are mostly on gravel anyway. You have to add a lot of outside hill climbing intervals to adapt you for the amount of climbing.
Hi @bucki !
Another good plan option as a lead into the event in June is the Mountainous/Hilly Gran Fondo plan. There may be a little more climbing focus as compared to the 100 mile Gravel Grinder. Until then, you could stay on the XC MTB preseason plan, and maybe even squeeze in a 2-4 week block plan in between, depending on the timing of when the XC plan finishes. I would also recommend strength training at least until you begin the final plan of your build.
Best of luck!