MayDay TT (May 31st)
It’s been awesome to get to ride with most of you the past couple of weeks. You’re all clearly still in decent shape despite the lack of team practices so I say, great job. We want to have some fun this month and put together a practice time trial on the 31st.
Time trialing is a special discipline which takes numerous times to master. A proper warm-up, effective pacing strategy and the mental strength to challenge you all come into play. The results of time trials are often the determining factor of stage race results and bigger teams evaluate results of these races to gauge who is coming up through the ranks.
Our time trial will be on the West side of town using Sweetwater, Camino De Oeste and finishing atop Trail’s End. The course has a little bit of everything with some false flats, rollers and a stinging finish. Here is the course;
Again this is an opportunity to practice this tt without pressure of a real race. We will of course continue to observe proper safe distancing measures, mask wearing and with start times widely spaced at 2 minute intervals.
To prepare all of you we will conduct some limited practice interval sessions on various climbs close to the clubhouse. Gates, Trails End and A Mountain will be used and I’m sure you’re all familiar with those climbs. Here’s how the next few weeks should look like in your training.
MayDay TT training plan
Sun May 10- 2.5 hours endurance
Mon May 11- 2.5 hours with 3×12 minute zone 2 (8 minute rest between reps)
Tues May 12- 2.5 hours with 3×10 minute zone 2 (10 minute rest between reps)
Wed May 13- 1.5 hours with 5×1:30 minute zone 5 (5 minute rest between reps)
Thurs May 14- Rest
Fri May 15- 2.5 hours with 4×8 minute zone 3 (12 minute rest between reps) Gates
Sat May 16-– 2 hours with 4×6 minute zone 3 (10 minute rest between reps)
Sun May 17- Rest
Mon May 18-2 hours with 4×10 minute zone 3 (10 minute rest between reps) Gates?
Tues May 19- 2.5 hours with 4×8 minute zone 3 (12 minute rest between reps)TrailE
Wed May 20-2 hours with 5×2 minute zone 5 (5 minute rest between reps)
Thu May 21- Rest
Fri May 22- 2 hours with 2×15 minute zone 4 (15 minute rest between reps) course
Sat May 23- 2 hours with 3×10 minute zone 4 (10 minute rest between reps)
Sun May 24- Rest
Mon May 25- 2.5 hours 2x TT course recon (30 minutes rest between reps) course
Tues May 26- 2 hours with 5×3 minute zone 5 (5 minutes rest between reps) A mtn
Wed May 27-2 hours easy
Thu May 28- Rest
Fri May 29-2 hours with 3x one minute openers
Sat May 30- 1 hour easy
Sun May 31- MAYDAY TIME TRIAL
I hope some structure will be welcome for all of you after a lengthy time away from practices. Sign up for both training sessions and the TT in the Genius!
Let’s get back into some structured training with a fun goal by months end. As I mentioned, time trialing is an animal that is tough to tame, but with practice can be an effective weapon in many applications when you race.