7.1 Base 1 and 2 Mountain Bike - Classic Zones - 8-12 hours/wk - MTB
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Mountain Bike Base 1 and 2 Training Plan
written by Tim Cusick, TrainingPeaks WKO Product Leader and master coach with Velocious Cycling Adventures
Train with the coach of national and world ITT champion Amber Neben! This 10-week base training plan was created by Tim Cusick as the first portion of our 7.4 Full Season Mountain Bike Plan and uses the Coggan Classic Training Levels. It is designed for the serious competitive cyclist and includes heart rate, power, and perceived exertion. All-new progressive fatigue resistance and intensive workouts! Includes predicted TSS and ongoing testing.
The workouts can be used in the traditional format or as structured workouts, which load automatically to select devices (Garmin, Zwift, RGT, TrainerRoad, Racermate, and more) so you can see your workout and interval numbers right on your device.
Included with your plan:
- Instruction booklet (attached to the first day of the plan)
- Testing protocol
- Coaching comments and tips
- 10% discount on nutrition guide
Need help loading your structured works to your device or smart trainer? Click here to read instructions.
Tim Cusick has written dozens of training plans for many different areas of cycling: road, gravel, time trial, mountain bike, cyclocross, indoor training, and more. Click here for a full list of his current plans by sport type and click here for a comparison chart of his major plans.
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Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|9:06 hrs||3:00 hrs|
Day Off x1
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||9:06 hrs||3:00 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- Heart Rate Monitor