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    Compact brevet series

    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.
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    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.

    http://www.machka.net/2007/2007_200_VanIsle.htm


    If I were to do that sort of thing again ... and it does appeal to me ... I think I'd like to have ridden at least a 300 km ride or brevet two or three weeks before the event, and preferably a 400K.

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    Is there a series like that coming up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
    Is there a series like that coming up?
    The VanIsle Hellweek is coming up next April again, it goes every year ... I imagine that's the one he's talking about.

    Check the BC Randonneur website.

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    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.
    Keep spinning

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