Hi, I too am looking at getting a training plan nailed down for my ‘A’ event.
It’s a 400mile ride with over 11,000m climbing, in a 42 hour time limit. Gravel and road. I rode it last year and completed it feeling rather fresh in the legs, although my upper body and hands were in bits.
It’s called This Is Not A Tour if anyone is interested, in homage to Mike Hall.
Next year I hope to complete it faster, so looking to tailor my TR sessions accordingly. SSB 1 & 2, Sustained Power Build, then what? Build again? As there is a serious amount of climbing, more rumored for 2019 , I am of the opinion that steady state without burning any matches is the way to go.
Is it worth doing a Specialty, when on the day, I am consciously going to avoid going ‘into the red’.
Any advice on exercises for back and shoulders, hands etc?!