December can be a good time to make plans for cycling events in the New Year. Many gravel events open for registration during this time- and many are already sold out!!
What events are you planning for 2020? They don’t have to be races or big fondos, it can be a local ride you’ve been meaning to try or any adventure that is new to you. Please share yours if you would like, we might give one another ideas and even tips from events we’ve done ourselves!
Also, as you plan your year, for training purposes it helps to classify your events in order of priority so that you are still keeping on track with training. For example:
A Events - the ones you want to perform at your absolute best, so you train for them and peak/taper accordingly. These are usually no more than 3-4 a year.
B Events - the ones for which you would do a “mini taper” but they are not as important as the A events. These can be events similar to the As, but shorter and used to rehearse/get ready for the As, or to test yourself. These are typically 4-6 a year.
C Events - the ones you will train through, meaning, you won’t specifically prepare for or taper for these. They can be as simple as group rides, Zwift events, etc. You could do as many of these as you would like, but preferably no more than 2-3 per month and at least 5-7 days apart.