Hey I was just wondering how people might go about getting redy for a compact brevet series.
I,m am planning on doing one next year and have no idea how to go about training for a series of brevets all in one week as compared to a regular series where the brevets are spaced a week or two apart.
Any helpful thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
I went into Vancouver Island's Hell Week like I was about to do a somewhat relaxed 1200K. It was in April, which was a bit of a challenge, but I attended a tough spinning class twice a week and followed it up with running on the treadmill and weightlifting on those days. I rode my trainer fairly lengthy times several times a week, and I tried to get out for fairly lengthy rides, including 2 centuries in March.
And I had a plan of rest and recovery on the days in between the rides, involving lots of eating and sleeping.
Unfortunately, my best laid plans fell apart when I crashed on the 200K. I finished that ride, and attempted the 400K a couple days later, but I just couldn't do it with all the bruising and road rash I had everywhere, and a separated shoulder. I pulled out of the 400K at about 260 km.
It would indeed be the B.C Randonneurs hell week as put on by Ken Bonner. It's not until next April but I figure as I am laid up with a broken collar bone it is a decent time to start planning next years goal.
And this is my best shot at getting my super randonneur next year as my wife does like seeing go off a lot but can handle it if its all in one week.