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I would like to do some training to help with it but all the research I am doing is getting me very confused.
Firstly what energy system am I using during the race. I'm extremely close to maxed out the while time so is that anaerobic?
To train for xco would it be best to just ride flat out so that you get used to working in that zone or would interval training be a better approach.
At the moment I'm doing about 9 hours a week on my roadie. I can pump out hours on a road bike no problems but I am really struggling with the intensity of xco.
I did try a search but couldn't find much relating to what I'm looking for.
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I find there is a big difference between road and MTB riding. Road is all legs, MTB is upper body too. Drop some hours off your road riding and pump it into off road. Ride hard, ride often, ride MTB. But don't forget some rest times too, which might be an easy roadie ride.
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The "groovers" thing used to annoy me, now it makes me laugh.
Good technique helps maintain flow and momentum, which means free speed and lower heart rate.
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