The Mallorca 312 is a Gran Fondo in which one cannot sign up without prior preparation. It is a test for which cyclists prepare for months, whether for the Mallorca 167, the Mallorca 225 or the Mallorca 312. This event is not a competitive ride, but who doesn't want to see themselves above the classification and do their best? Don't worry, in this post you will find all the needed information to make the day a success!
The first step is to ask yourself what distance you prefer to do, during the event you can decide on the fly the distance you are going to ride, but it sure helps to have a set goal. It must be taken into account that the Mallorca 312 with a cumulative slope of 5050m is not prepared in the same way as the Mallorca 167 with a cumulative slope of 2475m. The three distances are hard and should not be underestimated, but it is clear that it is not the same effort.
This preparation must be carried out from a very broad point of view, taking into account aspects of nutrition, biomechanics , recovery or the training itself. In this post we are going to give you useful information, although there is nothing more important than always having professional advice.
Regarding training, experts recommend the accumulation of aerobic and long resistance training distances, to have the body used to the efforts that the body makes in this type of events. It is essential to carry out training that is as close as possible to the objective test. To do this, at least one day a week you must perform the greatest possible volume, although always progressively. A good help is to complement training on the bicycle with strength training, since we must take care of the muscles.
In cycling it is very important to have a good diet since we should not lack nutrients during training. Especially in the days before the test, eat a healthy diet rich in carbohydrates and protein.
The Mallorca 312 does not have ports with super steep altitudes, but its routes can be extremely long if you don't have the proper preparation. We must keep in mind that the first hours are pure mountain in which we should not lose all our energy.
Not only should we worry about training, there are also other facts that will help us to minimize errors during the test: Plan the event, do not leave anything to chance. Everything should be prepared the day before, nothing in a hurry on the morning of the test.
It is important to consider what clothes you are going to wear on the day of the test. Mallorca 312 is at the end of April, normally you can enjoy pleasant weather with high temperatures. Participants usually wear shorts and summer jerseys, but in some editions it has rained or there have been low temperatures, so it is a good idea to check the weather the days before the test. You have to think that all the extra clothes we wear will have to be worn throughout the test, and surely when you've been on the bike for a few hours you'll regret wearing those arm warmers.
Prior to the Gran Fondo it is necessary to consider the stops so as not to waste unnecessary time. There are different supply points of which we must know their location and think if they are enough or if we need to carry something extra, in my case I usually carry my supplies in case I do not have enough time and miss a stop. You must think about the plan that best suits you and your needs since it is very important that we do not miss food during the event.
You must know the route, that is, view the profile and the route to avoid surprises and be able to regulate efforts. In addition, there are cut-off times during the race that should be taken into account. You can consult all this information and more on the event website (https://mallorca312.com/es/mallorca-312/). You can download the gpx route on the website, it is useful to have it saved on your mobile or garmin, although the route is well signposted.
Finally, a mechanical failure should not ruin our day, it is advisable to check the bicycle the days before the test to minimize failures. The day before we must leave the bicycle ready for the morning of the test: charge electronic gears, inflate tires, place the number...
And if you also book the Mallorca 312 package through Arrivo Cycling success is assured. Keep in mind that the start is usually very early and access to the finish line is closed, so it is highly recommended to stay in the start area. In addition, with Arrivo registration you can enjoy exclusive advantages such as leaving from the Arrivo preferential departure box and skipping the queues for bib collection.
I hope this post has helped you in your preparation for the event Mallorca 312 - 2024. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, and if you have not booked yet, what are you waiting for?