Venus de Miles Colorado (2017) - Advanced
Whether you’re riding the scenic 33 miler or challenging yourself to the epic 100 miler, the Venus de Miles ride is not to be missed! And as with any great journey, it pays to be prepared! This 6-week training plan will help you improve your endurance and riding skills so you’re confident that you can go the distance on August 26! The rides gradually build over 4 weeks so you balance training and recovery. Then you get some easier riding leading into event day so you are feeling rested & ready! There’s also rest days and recovery techniques like Yoga and foam rolling with videos to balance out the rides because what we do off the bike also makes us faster!
You can ride the workouts in this plan using a heart rate monitor, or you can use Rate of Perceived Exertion if you don’t have heart rate. A bike computer with cadence is also handy but you can count pedal strokes & do some math if you prefer. Then all you need is a clock and you can start getting faster!
The Advanced plan is for the rider who has 1-1.5 hours to ride during the week and about 3 hours on weekends. It assumes you’ve already been riding this season and are now set to increase your saddle time. This plan is for the experienced rider who is at home riding in traffic and groups. Chances are you know all the best places to stop for food and water along your favorite routes and may even lead your own group rides.