He there and a happy new year to everyone,
a good friend of mine and I ride quite often together and we got the the idea in December to start our own riding/racing group and somehow this idea took a dynamic of itself. You see, while I ride about 2/3.000km per year, it’s mostly casual with some MTB Enduro races for fun (not last year of course, Covid thank you), buy my buddy is a avid Roady/CC/Enduro racer who’s really fit, he’s the Cross Country state champion after he had won most of the CC races he participated in last year.
Well, he did most of the recuiting for the riding group and alas… almost everyone is a steely eyed, iron clad, superslim athletic amateur racer and smack in the middle of everyone, the somewhat chubby one, that’s me. I mean, it’s great, strong riding buddies equals even stronger gains for me, at least in my experience. But right now, I would not even be able to hang on for a full regular group ride, i suppose.
Our season starts in April depending on the weather, that gives me three month to be able to somehow hang on this cannonball of group rides we’re going to have (let alone the trainings sessions). Currently my FTP is somewhere about 135-145, I’m able to run 10km in littlebit below an hour and my endurance is pretty ok, I’m 38, 1,73cm tall and my weight is currently 75kg. I would love a training plan which includes indoor bike rides, regular fitness workouts, yoga and if possible one with some running. I have time for about 5-10hours per week. I would like to include the strengh training, as it’s really helpful for Enduro riding to have better upper body strengh.
My goals are, to participate in some races (CC, Enduro and Road) and be able to actually be able to ride with our new racing group.
edit: Is it fine to start with a ramp test, or should a aim to start with a full 4DP test?