MTB 6-8 Day Stage Race 12 Week Base Plan 40+ (Masters)

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MTBCoach

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Length

12 Weeks

Typical Week

5 Bike, 3 Strength, 2 Other

Longest Workout

4:30 hrs

Plan Specs

cycling mountain biking beginner intermediate masters power based hr based tss based base period

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Summary

Includes Structured Workouts

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This plan is designed for people 40 or more years of age who want to compete in a 6-8 day MTB stage race. The base plan is designed to create a strong aerobic fitness that will prepare you for our 12 week MTB 6-8 day Stage Race Build 40+ (Masters) plan .

Start this plan 24 weeks before your goal race, then follow the 12 week MTB 6-8 Day Stage Race Build Plan. Rest days are on Monday and Friday and rest weeks every three weeks. Designed to start on a Monday with shorter workouts on weekdays and longer workouts on weekends.

Workouts are written to use a power meter, a HR monitor or rate of perceived exertion, but using a power meter AND a HR monitor is best for accurate monitoring of progress. The plan includes structured workouts compatible with your smart trainer and device to guide you through workouts in real time.

For people just getting started with training, coming off a long break or off the couch start with our 6 Week Conditioning/Adaptation Training Plan for a total of 30 weeks of training.

This plan is perfect for races such as Breck Epic,TransRockies Classic, Transylvania Epic, Single Track 6, Pisgah Stage Race, BC Bike Race, Trans Alps, Swiss Epic, Trans Andes and Cape Epic and many others.

Visit the MTBCoach MTB Stage Race Training Plans page for more details.

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Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
Average Weekly Training Hours: 11:22
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 11:22
Average Weekly Breakdown

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Sample Day 1

1:00:00
LTHR/FTP Field Test

This training plan uses training zones and power levels to indicate intensity based on heart rate or power. If followed properly, this field test will give you your LTHR or FTP values to use for zones. Use the zones from the Zone Calculator found on the page listed below for correct workout intensity of the sessions in this plan.
Follow LTHR or FTP test at http://mtbcoach.com/?page_id=261

Sample Day 1

0:30:00
Core or Yoga

Can be done before or after any workouts during the day. See Core workout on my website. http://mtbcoach.com/?page_id=217 Goal: improves balance and power on the bike while strengthening the lower back and hip flexors to reduce back pain. Alternatively you can do this yoga program https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok-OupCTyK4

Sample Day 2

1:30:00
73.5TSS
Easy Ride

Can be done on a trainer or Road/MTB. Spin easy L1 to 2 or Z1 to 2 Keep pressure light on the pedals and stay away from hills or go easy on the hills. cadence should be 90+ RPMs.

Sample Day 3

1:30:00
84.8TSS
Steady State Intervals - 12 min

Can be one on a trainer or outdoors
warm up for 10 minutes with an easy spin in L1 or Z1. Then ride 12 minutes at a constant pace in L3 or Z2-3, cadence should be between 80 and 90 RPM. Rest for 4 minutes with cadence of 85-90 RPM, Z1 or L1, then repeat interval 5 times. Total of six intervals
If riding on the trainer you can split this workout into two sessions. For example, 1 hr in the morning and 1 hr in the evening.

Sample Day 3

0:30:00
Core or Yoga

Can be done before or after any workouts during the day. See Core workout on my website. http://mtbcoach.com/?page_id=217 Goal: improves balance and power on the bike while strengthening the lower back and hip flexors to reduce back pain. Alternatively you can do this yoga program https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok-OupCTyK4

Sample Day 4

1:31:40
83.5TSS
Force Reps

On flat road or on a trainer. Use the big chainring and a gear that allows only around 60 rpm. While in the saddle drive the pedals down as hard as possible for 15-20 revolutions of the cranks. Do 8 of these starting a new one every 4 minutes after warming up. Heart rate or is not important.
After the force reps continue at Z2, L2 for the remainder of time you have.

Sample Day 5

0:30:00
Core or Yoga

Can be done before or after any workouts during the day. See Core workout on my website. http://mtbcoach.com/?page_id=217 Goal: improves balance and power on the bike while strengthening the lower back and hip flexors to reduce back pain. Alternatively you can do this yoga program https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok-OupCTyK4

MTB 6-8 Day Stage Race 12 Week Base Plan 40+ (Masters)

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