70.3 full plan for spring race

choosing-a-plan

#1

Anyone followed the 70.3 plan over the winter for a race next spring? (March specifically)

I mean followed the TR plan and done minimal outdoor riding?

Thanks


#2

I followed low volume earlier this year and did only 4 outdoor rides (the longer bricks), mainly to get some outdoor handling time on the TT bike and nutrition set-up dialled (bento box & BTA bottle).


#3

I raced IM South Africa in April last year and my first outdoor ride of the year was in SA the week before the race.


#4

Yes, I did low volume half plan over winter into summer with no outdoor rides, well one but it wasn’t a training ride. I think the plan was fine and I was race fit but I wasn’t trained to execute well, for 2019 I’m mixing in outdoor watching my zones and overall TSS.


#5

Thanks all


#6

Hi,
I’m on week 2 of HIM mid vol.
Target race in April 14.
Plan to ride outside on Sundays after mid Dec. if the weather is good. (3+ hours rides on hilly segments of the race course).


#7

Yes, but for a race in June. Started training Jan 1st


#8

By plan do you mean the 24 week (base+build+Speciality)? Not sure if there is another.

I haven’t done one yet but planning on starting the base/build/speciality in December for a June half. I haven’t found another plan that looks better and like what I’ve seen here. I’m going to do the low volume based on listening to the ask a coach podcast. The low volume will let me add additional outside rides as I want with minimal impact. As opposed to higher volume plans that will be more consuming. At least that is how I’ve understood some of the information.


#9

I meant base+build+speciality to peak early next spring.

weather = grim in the north of england over the winter…


#10

If it’s the minimal outdoor cycling that concerns you, yes I’ve done that, if it’s the time of year, I’m currently in week 5, Base Full Distance tri plan.