Solo 24hrs mtb race

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#1

I just signed up to TR and currently doing the sweet spot mid volume 1. I was wondering which training plans to go with after. there’s quite a few option of base,build,specialty plan and I’m new to training. I usually just ride my bike, but I thought havin a training plan for my first 24hrs race would be a good idea! The race is at the end of June 2019.
Thanks for your help!


#2

I am also going down this road for the fifth year, I have just finished sweet spot mid 1 and moving to mid 2. Then into general build then cross country marathon, then repeat marathon. Will also be doing a fair chunk of work commute and weekend mtb long zone 2 rides.
Will be my first year with TR as other years ive done ride LOTs. Dont forget strength stuff and you will fine


#3

The Ideal progression for a solo 24 hour racer would be:

Sweet Spot Base I and II
Sustained Power Build
Century Specialty

This is the progression we recommend for all of our ultra endurance athletes such as Dirty Kanza athletes, Leadville Athletes, and 24 hour racers.

I hope this helps!


#4

I just learned that my first 24 hour solo race will be in 5 weeks. I have done SSB 1 & 2 and now had a 3 week break. Would you recommend Sustained Power Build now or another SSB 2 (abbreviated) to get ready? Thanks!


#5

I would do a high volume sustained power build. I am no expert but you are low on time and need the volume.

Mike


#6

Thanks!


#7

As I look at the sustained power build to me it mimickes an ssb plan but just more intense and some closer to race pace efforts. I am assuming it’s not an “A” race for you since you just found out about it. So should give you a indicator if what you have done is working. But definitely refer to Bryce on this. He has steered me towards the exact plans and I do mostly 6 hr mtb races with a 12hr sprinkled in. No 24’s though.

Mike


#8

If you are doing it for fun and your a solo racer the very very best thing that you can do is simply expand your base, and dial in your nutrition / hydration plan. have fun and enjoy the ride.


#9

Thanks!


#10

Sustained Power Build would be your best option :slight_smile: