Venus de Miles Colorado (2017) - Basic
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 Basic plan is for the rider who has about an hour 3x/week to ride M-F and about 2 hours on weekends. It assumes you’ve already been getting out a bit this season and are now set to increase your miles. Maybe you’ve just started as a cyclist and want to venture out beyond the bike paths so you are ready to go long in the Venus de Miles Ride! You’re looking forward to getting into shape and maybe losing a few pounds!