Training for August

The past two weeks have yeilded over 43 hours of training- mostly road riding, but also some running and MTB riding. You’d think that I’d be ready for a rest day like today, but I’m pretty itchy to be doing something besides laundry and bike wrenching. This week, I’m gonna cut back a little bit so I can be ready for the Smith & Nephew/ Marx & Benzdorf Grand Prix. I’ll be picking right back up afterward, though, and let that race start another high volume training week that includes some higher intensity efforts on the bike and a little more running.

It’s all in an effort to ready myself for August. The schedule is looking like this:

8th: Bartlett Park Ultras (probably doing the 50k)
15th: Fools Gold 50/100 mile Mountain Bike Race (Goal is to be ready for the 100 miler)
22nd: Berryman 6/12 hour duathlon (Um, 12 hour… duh…)
29th: Devil’s Den Sprint Adventure Race (gonna seem like just a warm-up after the 3 weekends before it!)

So I’ve got to be well-adapted to performing 12 hours of strenuous physical activity in the heat. It’s going to be a killer month, but I think I’ve got a good start on my training base so far. I need to incorporate some longer runs in so that the running during the 1st & 3rd weekends doesn’t kill me too much.

Also, for Fool’s Gold and for the Berryman race, Ryan will probably be off road racing, so if anyone wants to go with and fill camelbacks/kick my butt when I get tired, then shoot me an email.

2 thoughts on “Training for August

  1. The 12-hours of Stank and 6-Hours of Herb are coming up. There’s also the Iron Butt 100, but that is on the same weekend as the Oxford RR & Crit.

    I’m thinking about the Fool’s Gold 50. You can do the 100 miler. :)

  2. Richard is going to do the 50, and if I am not able to go to Windham, NY that weekend for the Kenda Cup East #6, then I will be doing the 50, too. I do not know if I will be able to get off from school to go to NY, since it is at the end of the first week. I am leading the US cup series in the little old lady category.

    We will be glad to provide any support for you if we can.

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