That’s a hard one. I would for sure follow that day with rest or maybe a light recovery workout and limit the strength training to once a week instead of twice. I’m sure there are better options that I am not aware of, but that’s just what I would do with my limited, unprofessional knowledge. I’m sure someone with more knowledge will chime in soon. Good luck!!!
How to include weeknight races in training?
(put this post in the ski mountaineering category because there is no “general” category, and it’s certainly not about climbing)
How do I, or can I, incorporate weekly race series into my training regimen?
I compete in amateur week-night race series throughout most of the year: cyclocross in the fall, xc ski in the winter, and mtn bike in the summer. All of these races are pretty similar, about an hour of peak-intensity output, VT2 for sure, collapse at the finish line intensities. It’s really fun and keeps me motivated.
But, I *train* for ski mountaineering. That is my real passion, and why I am trying to follow the guidelines of TFTNA -> to build an engine that can get beyond my usual close-to-the-road backcountry ski descents.
So, if I’m only supposed to spend about 5% of my training time at VT2+, then that would mean a Base load of at least 20 hours/week. This is WAY beyond my level of fitness. If I’m only doing Base Load training of 10-15 hours/week, does this mean that including a “Wednesday Night World Championship” is detrimental to my training? Do I need to cut the fun races? Or, is there a sane way to incorporate this into a Base Training program for an otherwise untrained Wednesday Night Warrior?
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