Focus for the block
- use the same weekly route as pre-CCC to prepare for UTCT
- increase weekly vertical with climbs similar to Platteklip Gorge
- prepare with a single race in mind rather than building for a season
- Time: 88hrs 46min
- Distance: 673km
- Vertical gain: 30,700m
Green bubbles = normal training
Yellow bubbles = workout
Red bubbles = race
XT = cross training
Review of the block
This block of work went very well. I felt good, I was motivated and I picked up the routine and structure quickly. I would have liked to do longer long runs, but the snow and poor trail conditions meant my long runs were more slogs against the conditions rather than efficient runs for long distances. The volume of work was good for this block, but I definitely need to build that more if I want to race with the top competitors.
Overall, I felt well prepared and excited going into UTCT.