Brady Reed’s 60-90 minutes, Easy Endurance Ride.
With a string of criterium racing weekends coming up, Brady has systematically prepared himself for the repeated high intensity efforts they’ll demand over consecutive days. This preparation started months ago, and we don’t want to let the training load go to waste for later road racing, so Brady will ride several easy endurance rides before racing criteriums Friday through Sunday in the afternoon and evening for long weekend crit series. This serves the dual purpose of giving Brady some volume that the aerobic system appreciates, while also helping him keep the engine running for the racing later in the day and keeping the blood flow going between races.
This ride would be completed at 50-60% of FTP in the morning before the crit. Note that Brady will still complete a criterium warm-up prior to the race start, as he’ll still have several hours of rest and cool down time after the before racing later.