2023-02-20 at 9:20 pm #74345
31/3 Training update!
For those that might be interested I am sharing the next phase of my training plan.
This includes a climbing ‘bootcamp’* (possibly Bright 14-16 or 16-18 April – let me know if you might be interested) and the Otway Classic 145km (
Into the next phase of training and it sort of looks like this:
Week commencing 27 Mar – Low cadence intervals and low cadence climbing week
Week commencing 03 Apr – Hi intensity intervals week
*Week commencing 10 Apr – Climbing ‘bootcamp’ (Fri-Sun a work in progress…)
Week commencing 17 Apr –Recovery and Build (TBD also Possible alternative Dates for climbing bootcamp Sun-Tues/Mon-Wed)
Week commencing 20 Apr – Otway Classic Prep and ride (Sat 29th) but something like below)
Then into another maintenance recovery week!
* Bright (?) Bootcamp. Am looking at the possibility of hitting Bright for another climbing weekend. Intent is to do three days in a row of substantial climbing; 3hr, 4hr, 5hr rides. eg
Ride #1 3hrs, eg Bright-Buffalo)
Ride #2 4hrs, eg Harriettville-MtHotham -DinnerPlain-Harrietville
Ride #3 5hrs, eg Bright-Tawonga Gap-Falls-Tawonga Gap-Bright (if Falls is open else Mt Hotham again…)
Why Bright? Nice location and a good variety of hills (not to mention a couple more wineries I want to visit).
Why the timing? Easter is a problem for accom. Too late weather gets too dodgy, avoids the Beechworth weekend, and (selfishly) fits my schedule. Am looking at either the Fri-Sun with limited accomm. Moving later to Sun-Tue/Mon-Wed get some more accom options – although still pretty basic. (but better than an Adelaide backpackers…)
Let me know if you have an interest in heading up to Bright for this.
R2023-02-23 at 7:59 pm #74397RichardModerator
How’s that compare with the rides in Adelaide, and how well did they provide preparation for the ARC Apline weekend?
Cheers, Richard2023-02-23 at 8:27 pm #74399
Quite different; For me ADL TDU was ~7days/650km/10000m, Alpine Classic was ~1day/204/3600m, Alpine weekend was ~4days/425km/7550m.
The Italy Tour will cover 8days/700km/17000m – another step up.
The ’emerging program’ is attempting to add some more structure and specific to the next 3 months running up to the Italy trip.2023-02-24 at 9:25 pm #74419Richard HeddingModerator
Hi Rusty, you are so well organised!
I will be away for a couple of weekends in the next 2 months so will aim to do 3 harder weeks then one recovery week to coincide with the weekends away. I’ll be aiming to ride about 4-5 days/week so I have enough recovery ( and manage my knees!). I too want to do hill repeats to build up climbing endurance, probably using repeats on Devil’s/ OTH as a base. I will throw in some steeper climbs as well plus aim to get out to do the Police Academy hills weekly.
Having trained for 2 marathons when I was younger and not made the start line for either due injury (overtraining) I will be leaving a little bit on the table – want to make sure I get to Verona without injury!
On that cheery note,
Richard2023-02-24 at 9:27 pm #74420Richard HeddingModerator
FYI I have also entered for the Otway classic on 29/4 (140k)2023-02-25 at 2:29 pm #74440
Sounds good. Agree with you on the need to build up gradually to avoid injury!2023-03-31 at 6:46 pm #74833
Training plan update at the top!
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