Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: santa cruz mountains
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How do I train for a Jan 1st hill climb? please help!
Reading all these articles and posts about training is very confusing, so I figured I'd pose my own question. I'm a Cat 4 with a meager history of races... if I wanted to race my best in the Mt. San Bruno hill climb on Jan 1st, how should I get prepared? I've only got 8 weeks, and for the past 6 months the only riding I've done has been working as a messenger, which is bad training for anything other than perhaps track sprinting...
the event is a 3.5 mi hill climb, 7 to 10 percent grade... should I try to periodize? find the best climb in my area and ride it close to popping, over and over? If I did my own thing, I'd probably try to find a similar climb, and ride it to the point of wanting to puke, every other day... but that seems to go against what I've been reading about periodizing. So it makes me wonder, should my weeks gradually get more and more intense, with a week of rest and spinning before the event? So confused, please help! thanks!