Well, the other night, while lurking in Foo, everyone was talking about VegaVixen and wondering how she did in her TT. I thought, what the hell, I might as well sign up for one of these and give it a go. So, I signed up for the next TT on 5/2.
I now have about 3 weeks or less to prepare for this. I know I won't do well, not really expecting to, but would like to at least give it my all and do the best I can. I have no idea what to do to prepare for this. It's a 10mi TT on the nascar track in Concord, NC.
My usual week looks like this at this time of year:
Sat-group/club ride, which will usually be done at a fast pace, something along the lines of 17-19mph averages, with distances this time of year 25-30mi between now and 5/2.
Sun-recovery rides of 20-25mi
Mon thru Wed-rides of 20-25mi
Thur-easy ride 15-20mi
hours per week: 8-10
miles per week: 90mi +/-
Before even thinking about this TT, my only real goal for the year was to ride more miles than my first year of 3200mi and, to improve my average speed. So far, I've already improved the average speed from last year. Last year, I was a 14-16mph avg rider and this year already, I'm up to 16-18mph avg. I was also shooting for 4000+ miles this year. But, if I like this TT thing, I might try a mass-start race this year as well. If you race, do you even think about mileage totals for the year?
So, I really don't know what to do in order to do this TT. I just need some suggestions on how to ride (intensity, intervals, time, distance, etc) for the next 3 weeks. Will the above schedule be too much? Should one or two of the days be intervals or completely off the bike and go do weights in the gym?