TR Training: The Final Countdown

This is it. TransRockies is just a month away and I am feeling great after my self-imposed hiatus. It's been 9 days since I last touched a bicycle and while I was glad to not be riding early last week, I was positively jonesing for a ride over the weekend. But I restrained myself and continued to recharge my batteries. I'm really excited about the ride I have planned for later today. I placed a big order on JensonUSA.com last night for enough spare bike parts to all but rebuild my entire drivetrain twice, as well as some extra tires, tubes, and brake pads. I'm ready. Now all I need is to implement my final plan of attack to ramp back up the mileage over the next two to three weeks and then taper before TR.

Here's the plan:

7/9 - 7/15
Monday - Off
Tuesday - 40 miles of gravel road and singletrack on mtn bike.
Wednesday - 50 miles road bike
Thursday - 20 miles fast-paced mountain bike ride.
Friday - Off
Saturday - 204 mile road bike ride "Seattle to Portland"
Sunday - Off

7/16 - 7/22
Monday - 100 mile gravel road ride on mtn bike.
Tuesday - 40 miles of gravel road and singletrack on mtn bike.
Wednesday - 50 miles road bike
Thursday - 20 miles fast-paced mountain bike ride.
Friday - Off
Saturday - 30 miles mtn bike, hills and singletrack.
Sunday - 70 miles road bike.

7/23 - 7/29
Monday - Off
Tuesday - 50 miles of gravel road and singletrack on mtn bike.
Wednesday - 70 miles road bike.
Thursday - 40 miles fast-paced mountain bike ride.
Friday - Off
Saturday - All-day epic mountain bike ride.
Sunday - All-day semi-epic mountain bike ride.

7/30 - 8/5
Monday - Off
Tuesday - 50 miles of gravel road and singletrack on mtn bike.
Wednesday - 50 miles road bike.
Thursday - Off (plans)
Friday - Off (plans)
Saturday - 20 miles, fast-paced hilly singletrack mtn bike.
Sunday - 35 miles, hills and singletrack.

8/6 - 8/12
Monday - Off
Tuesday - 12 miles singletrack
Wednesday - 30 miles road bike
Thursday - Off (packing for TR)
Friday - Drive to Panorama, BC
Saturday - Check-in and race prep.
Sunday - TransRockies Day 1

8/13 - 8/19
Monday - TransRockies Day 2
Tuesday - TransRockies Day 3
Wednesday - TransRockies Day 4
Thursday - TransRockies Day 5
Friday - TransRockies Day 6
Saturday - TransRockies Day 7
Sunday - Drive home from Fernie, BC

And then I sleep.

6 comments:

NobbyNick said...

Go man go! Can't wait to cheer you guys on!

Criscipline said...

Have fun on that Seattle to Portland ride - that's gonna be awesome.

Andy B said...

Alot of miles! Do you ever have time to work? Good luck see you at the start line.

Doug Walsh said...

Thanks everyone. The miles are up there, but I've been taking some time off from training recently and I must say that working from home affords me the extra time to train -- I just make up the hours by working late at night. Also, I have to be honest and say that this is just a guide. Am I going to do all of it? Probably not, as reality and life always have a way of interfering with plans. But I'll come close and hopefully be ready to survive TR. See you there!

Jackie said...

As always, keep up the good work. I'm cheering from afar!

Andy B said...

Doug Check out www.transrockies.co.uk
our site about what we're trying to do over here in the UK.
Please sign the guest book.
Regards
Andy