6 Weeks to the Firecracker 50 Sweet Spot Training Plan. This plan starts May 23rd.
You’ll need to “Sweet Spot up the Whazoo” to successfully race two laps up and around Breckenridge this 4th of July. Therefore, the FireCracker 50 training plan concentrates on preparing you to climb for 10 – 30 minutes at a time during a 5 hour (give or take?!)/ 50 mile race with sweet spot and threshold interval work.
Choose the Basic Plan if you are a Sport Class/40+ rider and have 4-8 hours to train per week
Choose the Intermediate Plan if you are an Expert Class / 30+ rider with 8 – 12 hour to train per week
Choose the Advanced Plan if you are a Pro Class or Expert 19-29 rider and can train 12 – 16 hours + per week
Every Saturday (or Sunday, you may flip flop) you’ll do a fun (we hope) FireCracker 50 Simulation ride where you (again) Sweet Spot up the Whazoo. For these rides instead of being constrained with intervals we’ll show you how to choose and use the terrain to achieve 45 > 60 > 90 minutes of sweet spot training during a long epic mountain bike ride. Just like the FireCracker 50.
You’ll start the six week training plan with a Field Test to set your training zones via the included FasCat Wattage and Heart Rate Zones Sheet. This way you’ll be sure to train precisely in your sweet spot and not too hard, not too easy rather just right like Goldilocks. This test will also serve as a benchmark to measure future improvement!
This plan includes all the “marginal gains” details to get even faster: Recovery Techniques, Rest Days, Yoga and Foundation work – all you need is a physical therapy style rubber band and MOTIVATION! There are instructional videos in the plan for you to follow along at home.
Questions about the Six Weeks to the Firecracker 50 Training Plan or using this plan? See our FAQ below or email/call: firstname.lastname@example.org or 720.406.7444
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