The next training phase requires completing 6 weeks of Base training to build on my endurance fitness. This means a progressive increase in training hours, which includes running, riding, and strength training. The bike work will be mostly on the road bike at aerobic pace but will also include at least 1 session per week on the MTB with some aneorobic efforts and skills work. Once completed, my plan is to complete 12 weeks of build work, gradually increasing the intensity in the lead up to round 2 of the Shimano series which is scheduled for mind-June. This means more MTB work and less road bike. My training plan also includes 5 lower priority races to help tune the engine, but more importantly to keep things fun! Training and not racing is obviously very boring so I've scheduled a few races between now and June to keep things interesting. The AMB100 in April is going to be the toughest of these. I have the choice of either 100KM or 100 mile categories. 100 miles around Stromlo Park is a painful but challenging thought. It will come down to mental strength to complete this one which is what I find appealing. Definitely going to be a solid test! So that's the training plan. Let's talk about the diet.
My weight increased by 1.5KG to 72kg-ish over the last couple of weeks due to a decrease in training load. This will come back down naturally with the added training load over the next few weeks, and my plan is to be 70kg by June. Key things to note on diet progress to date:
Until the next post!
I'm a 36 year old male from Carwoola, New South Wales, a small rural area situated just outside of Canberra, Australia. I'll be using this blog to share my experiences with training, dieting, and other methods to optimise overall well being. The basic idea behind all of this is to have lots of fun with the learning and experimentation process. It's worth noting that what may work well for me may not work as well for others. I also don't think there are right or wrong answers, as things are constantly changing and evolving.