Butte 100 Training – 9 Weeks to Race

Muddy YETI 4.5 on back car

Muddy YETI 4.5 on back car

Week 9 Review - Monday, May 28 to Sunday, June 3

This is a recovery week and I probably did more resting than recovery.

On the previous Sunday, I fell on a steep climb and hurt my side.  When it first happened I thought it might have been a cramp but after the ride, it never got better.  So during this week I had difficulty sleeping and was dealing with this injury.

As for the rest of the week, it was a rainy overcast week.  It rained every day, which ruled out any trail rides and I had to put all of my bike time in on the trainer.

To go along with the recovery from a big week, the injury, the rain was a little bit of depression.  Not exactly sure what it was from but everything seemed just a little more difficult and felt like I was falling sort of the mark for each session.  Some of it may have a confluence of events or it may have been my body chemistry.    Even on Saturday, the easy paced run felt almost impossible.  I did make it through it but just barely.

Anyway, this week is behind me and hopefully, week 8 will be back on track. If the trails are dry and I can at least get outside that should help.

Whoop Results

Here are my Whoop tracker stats.  I suppose one way you can look at it is the stats for my body,  how much effort, how well I recover, and how much I sleep each week.

My Whoop Stat for Week 9.

This was a recovery week, so not many large effort days.

What is interesting is that on Sunday, I hurt my side at my lower ribs and it made it very difficult to sleep through the night.  Not exactly how that would play into my sleep quality but it probably had some sort of effect.

Anyway, I seemed to recover well and could have used some more rest.

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Daily Training Session Details

Monday

Rest Day – One of my favorite days and after the big ride and injured side from Sunday, it is really appreciated.

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Tuesday

Workout: Recovery Run 45min

Description: Very easy

Results: TO BE ADDED

Sad Kid Missed Workout

Wednesday

Workout: Recovery Miles 90min & Indoor Cycling

Description: Very easy ride today. Plan A: MTB–ride trails. Plan B: MTB roads. Plan C: Trainer w/ 12X45sec Fast Pedal (120+ RPM). 45sec RBI

Results: TO BE ADDED

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Thursday

Workout: Recovery Miles 90min

Description: Very easy ride today. Plan A: MTB–ride trails. Plan B: MTB roads.

Results: TO BE ADDED

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Friday

Workout: Steady State Intervals 3x10min

Description: Highest average effort for the 3X10min intervals. Avoid flying and dying. RBI= 2min easy spinning

Results: TO BE ADDED

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Saturday

Workout: Running & Endurance Miles MTB 2hrs

Description: Get out on the trails today for 2-2.5hrs

Results: TO BE ADDED

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Sunday

Workout: Endurance Miles MTB 2hrs

Description: Get out on the trails today for 2-2.5hrs

Results: TO BE ADDED

Sad Kid Missed Workout

Wrap Up

This is the summary or wrapup for the week.

Interested in Cycling, Running, Web Design, and reading reviews of products I will never buy. If you see me looking at my phone I am probably playing Pokemon Go.

To the person who stole my Fitbit, let’s keep it up. We had a great July, now is not the time to lose momentum.