Weekly Plan: Week of July 16
Peak, Taper and Rest
Yup, that’s the plan. BIG race this weekend, the Tahoe Traill 100, a 100K mountain bike race that also serves as a qualifying race to get into the infamous Leadville Trail 100. I did this race last year on a lark as a personal challenge, only hoping to finish within the time cut-offs. I succeeded, so of course I wanted to do it again and see if I could improve on my time. Using the Maffetone Method of developing a great aerobic base and avoiding high intensity training means my “peak” is a little different. What I’ve done is accumulate volume by not taking days off, and stretching my workouts a little longer each time. Then my “taper” will be three days of reduced training, then three days of rest to absorb all that volume. Then race!
Two hour MTB time trial. Aerobic climb to compare fitness to last year
Short transition run, depnds on bike time
Dinner- Jeff Novick’s SNAP curried cauliflower and potatoes
60-75 min run
40 min swim
Dinner-Turkish Eggplant and rice, green salad
90 min. road ride easy
Dinner- Italian potato/green bean casserole, green salad
MAF test on the track
Dinner: Curried vegetables and dal
Dinner- Fuhrman style GOMBBS (greens, onions, mushrooms and potatoes)
Drive to race venue for athlete’s meeting
Go as FAST as possible!