Then we are now either in base 1 or moving into base1. The volume of riding is moderate. Depending on your level of riding, you will have a ton of zone 2 riding (endurance zone), with some moments into your tempo zone3. This period will include at least 1 long day, and “long” is determined by your level of riding and goals for the year.
3rd base is what I consider preparation for the building periods. The weight lifting is again increased by weight a bit more. I like to start doing just a little bit of interval work moving out of the zone 2 and little bit of zone 3, into some super short, but hard efforts. The long day should be almost, maybe 80-90% of time and distance of your longer races of the year. Depending on level of riding this could mean your long day or days are 4 hours plus. By the end of this period move away from the strength building and into simply a strength maintenance type program. I like body weight and band types of workouts once to twice a week on light training weeks, and nothing of hard training weeks.
Base Training in Norway, with a Hank Sport group
Coach Kevin Lee