challenge 3: 20k Time Trial
Fastest female: Stacy Westbrook
Fastest males: Hans Baggesen and Doug Rusho
Randomly chosen winners:
Thanks to everyone for participating! It was truly a challenge, and you should be proud of yourself. We're proud of you too!
WHEN: February 12-14
WHERE: Innsbruckring on Zwift
WHO: You! Join a scheduled meetup ride, take on the challenge solo, organize your own meetup, or race the BaseCamp coaching team. Everyone in BaseCamp is invited to join the challenge!
HOW: First join our Strava club if you haven't already. To complete the challenge, sign up for a scheduled meetup ride on February 13 (don't forget to follow the ride leader on Zwift) or complete the workout on your own (or with friends) any time from February 12-14.
WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE? The challenge for cycle 3 is a hard threshold-test-like effort in a race setting to provide some external motivation. Compete against your previous personal 20k best or set a first-time personal record. We'll post times on the leaderboard, but the focus is crushing a 25- to 40-minute sweet spot/FTP workout. And of course to have fun! And yes…there will be prizes.
PRIZES: Anyone who completes the time trial in 45 minutes or less will be entered to win one of our sponsor prize packages.
GOAL: We've added sweet spot work to our training, and there are two goals for this challenge: (1) practice your pacing for a long, hard, FTP-like effort and (2) crush a 25- to 35ish-minute effort that duals as a threshold test.
BASECAMP STRAVA BOARD: Keep track of the BaseCamp crew, your own progress, and your personal bests using the Strava board. Remember to give kudos!
Tips for the Time Trial Challenge
No drafting today.
Staying cool is very important. Use your fans!
Plan your nutrition and hydration ahead of time.
If pacing is something you struggle with, consider finding a pacing partner/teacher to help you develop a good pacing strategy.
Make a fun playlist of tunes for background rhythm.
Be sure to ask any questions that come to mind so we can help you figure out how to execute your best time trial or FTP effort.