if you have to ask, you are not ready my son. when the time is right, you will know and lance should watch out
you do not know this person, how can you make such recommendations?Mr.SJ said:@chuckred, LightMiner
Well, chuckred, at first I have to congratulate. Finishing such a awful, long race is always great; it is perfectly clear that not everybody can do that. And, as I can see, your training-result-ratio is really good. Go on, man!
LightMiner, if you really would like to enjoy the race without collapsing or damaging your body, you need to train one year minimum with a system, you should go to a doctor making a heart check and then to a training scientist making a sophisticated, individual training program. As chuckred said, you HAVE to do long tours, 7-8 hours.
I did Leadville 2 yrs ago. Finished right at the 8 hr mark...about 22nd overall. If you can get to altitude to do some training, it will help. I would guess that 70-80% of the folks racing Leadville live below altitude. I live at 5,000 ft and did some weekend trips to ride the Leadville course. Also went to other locations in Colorado do some 'high' training. For example, a three day weekend in Breck and a 100 mile road bike day riding Trail Ridge Rd in RMNP.LightMiner said:In training for Leadville 100, do people do 10,000+ ft mountain bike days?
I was training around 9,000 ft and higher at least 2 weekends a month leading up to the race. As mentioned above, this included day trips to Leadville, Breckenridge, Salida, etc, etc.LightMiner said:How often in the 3 months prior to the event would one do such a ride?
Do some other 100 mile races around your area. Maybe a 12 hour solo race. If you can get through these events feeling good and pulling off a good result, I would think you would do pretty well at Leadville.LightMiner said:What is a good benchmark to know if one can be competitive (i.e., earn a belt buckle, either one)?
Powermeters are priceless. If you know how to use it and train with it...BONUS! If not, hire a coach who can focus your power training towards Leadville. I use LW Coaching. I use a SRM on my road bike...and train on my road bike about 80% of the time. You need to get your FTP as high as you can. Interesting thing about Leadville is how altitude effects your performance. Your 90% effort at sea level will only be like 70-80% at 10,000 ft. You go red line with your effort....there is no going back. The time to start gearing up for Leadville is now. Give yourself plenty of time to achieve top fitness.LightMiner said:I have access to trainers with powermeters....
Hey Jeff,KERKOVEJ said:... You need to get your FTP as high as you can. Interesting thing about Leadville is how altitude effects your performance.
According to my Training Peaks account, my 'Threshold' power zone was 287-333 watts....or a HR in the 170's I was weighing in at 165 lbs.67fastback said:Hey Jeff,
Excellent info, Do you recall your watts/kg range during Leadville preparation?