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Mountain Bike XC XCM: Winter/Pre-Season Elite (Pro/Cat 1), 3-Month, ~15 hrs/week

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Mountain Bike XC XCM: Winter/Pre-Season Elite (Pro/Cat 1), 3-Month, ~15 hrs/week


Jeremiah Bishop

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13 Weeks

Plan Description

This highly motivated endurance mountain bikers-focused training plan is designed for experienced high level athletes looking to make big gains in the off season. This plan is appropriate for endurance and cross-country racing. The plan includes strength conditioning; cross training and core workouts for specific performance benefits that mountain bike athletes need. The plan accommodates training in moderate (seasonal) climates, to include some cross-training activity. My custom and fun bike workouts keep the training fresh, while building the important rock-solid foundation of fitness you'll need for a great season.

This training plan is a refreshing contrast to long/slow/distance training plans, and is unique in its maintenance of all systems. Like a professional rider, a little bit of intensity in your off season will make the transition to racing easier; this plan will show you how. This plan accommodates a full-time work schedule, with mid-week rides limited to 2.5 hours. This plan features one 4-day training block/camp during the final month: plan to schedule for this accordingly. Yoga is not incorporated in this plan. If you practice yoga, substitute out the short core workouts for your existing practice is great.

Consultation and customization of this plan is available. E-mail me, I would love to help you attain your goals!

Good luck and keep it fun!

Jeremiah Bishop

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x4
06:31:00 04:00:00
MTB x2
05:16:00 05:00:00
Strength x1
00:35:00 00:45:00
Other x1
00:16:00 00:15:00
Custom x1
00:02:00 00:20:00
Day Off x1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
06:31:00 04:00:00
05:16:00 05:00:00
00:35:00 00:45:00
00:16:00 00:15:00
00:02:00 00:20:00
Day Off
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Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Jeremiah Bishop

Bishop Training

Bishop Training is a style: fun, progressive, purpose-built training that incorporates cutting edge science with the know-how to win!

As a coach to World Tour road cyclists, mountain bike Olympians, and weekend warriors, I know what it takes to get the best performance from athletes of any level.

I provide coaching, consultations, custom training plans, personalized individual and group instruction and camps. I can help you achieve your performance goals.

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