challenge 3: 20k Time Trial
WHEN: February 12-14
WHERE: Fuego Flats on Zwift
WHO: You! Join the scheduled group ride, take on the challenge solo, organize a BaseCamp meetup, or race the BaseCamp coaching team. Everyone in BaseCamp is welcome to join the challenge!
HOW: First join the challenge in our Strava club. To complete the challenge, participate in the scheduled group ride on February 13 or complete the workout on your own (or with friends) any time from February 12-14. You can RSVP to the challenge on our event page here.
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
Watch for Amber’s climbing and long-effort tips on the blog and in the Facebook group.
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.