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Re: RC: minimum/maximum mileage
In a message dated 4/1/00 9:07:42 PM Pacific Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
<< Here's his basic formula and rules of thumb.
Ride at the speed you will compete.>
On "pace days". On other days, go slower and longer. On other days go shorter
Try to ride the end of the trail in advance so
then when you are there on race day you're horse
will know you are at the end and want to "go
> Ride 64% of the distance you are going to compete
in each week. So if you are doing 50's, he says
you should ride something like 33 to 35 miles a
week. Doesn't matter if it's split into 2 or 3
rides at various distances to complete overall
mileage for week.>
Won't cut it for middle east rides.
> Try to vary terrain.>
On slow days
>Try to have at least one day between each of these
rides for horse to have recuperation time.>
>This is HIS advice, not mine. When he has made an
appearance again over the years, he usually wins.
He sees no other reason to be out there on the
trail. He's a vet, too, by the way.
His strategy seems tame compared to the original
above post. So how about it, his strategy is what
I'm currently striving for as we are doing the
long, slow distance stuff again this year. (Doing
slow 50's on a 6 year old). What do you all say
for the next step? Should I stay with this formula
for now and into the years to come (what's good
for the goose...) or what works for some of you
First step, strive to build to 100% of the targeted race distance per week.
That should be enough to make you the target of "hot shoes" comments in this
group. Ignore them and strive to achieve 75% race distance in one of your
work days per week. The two other days should be "pace" work and hills or
intervals. Give yourself some time to get this accomplished--a couple of
Toni and O'Biwon
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