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About This Plan
This training plan includes three separate plans (MTB Base 1 and 2, MTB Base 3 and 4, and MTB Power Build 1 and 2), all using classic training zones. It’s designed to progressively get you fitter throughout your off season and build into the racing season. The plan assumes you have taken some time off the bike and offers two warmup weeks at the beginning of the plan to get you back in the saddle.
- Typical week: Monday off; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1- to 2-hour workouts; Friday easy; Saturday, Sunday volume days
- Progressive schedule with rest week every fourth week
- Functional strength training workouts included and built into the training plan
- Testing included to assure accurate training
Benefits of this plan
- Written by Tim Cusick, coach of multiple champions, with coaching tips throughout
- If you follow the plan as written, you will increase your fitness and race/event performance
- Our user guide helps you through the entire process
- Free strength training program in the first 13 weeks
- Free nutrition ebook from nutritionist Dr. Namrita Brooke, attached to the first day of the plan
- Get access to videos and educational webinars from Coach Tim
Tim's plans and approach are always very thorough and easily understood and applied. Tim does a really great job of staying the course with sound tested fundamentals while always looking to where the facts, data, and technology take us next. (Kurt P.)
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How it Works
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
Day Off x1
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Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
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- Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
- Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
- Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
- Completed workouts sync with popular apps like Garmin and Wahoo. Learn More
- If plan includes Structured Workouts, then planned workouts sync to compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time. Learn More
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