Race in 5 weeks

Hey gang

Looking for some input here. I have an eight hour mountain bike race in five weeks (May 15) and I’m wonder what about a training plan/guidance. I finished the ToS and JUST completed my Knighthood on Sunday. I’m planning to recover for a few days and then get back at it.

Any suggestions (most of the training plans are longer than four/five weeks).

Thanks
Joey

Add any building block plan, but use the end date not start date and set it to this Sunday to get in an active recovery week, then add a Threshold 3:1 block, which should taper you in to the race?

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Brilliant. Thanks @Jon

@Joey_Roa Those two doses, ToS and Knighthood, are pretty sufficient for big one-day race prep. Continue ‘normal’ training without feeling like you need to overdo it. One more big day of ~5 hrs 2-3 weeks out is plenty of stimulus for the 8 hr mtb. In the meantime I would encourage cadence work, both high and low, and at least once a week. Workouts like G.O.A.T, power station, as well as No-Vid 3 sets of 6 30/90s are great examples, along with cadence drills. Or as @Jon mentioned, one of the building block plans would also be great. The main thing going into a long day is to be fresh. A longer taper/recovery will serve you much better than a little “extra” training. Congratulations on Knighthood!

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Thanks @Coach.Jeff.H Good advice. I suffer from the same affliction as many here of feeling the need for “just a bit more training”!