MTB 6-8 Day Stage Race 12 Week Base Plan
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This plan is designed for people 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 6-8 day MTB Stage Race Build plan. Visit our site to learn more about choosing our training plans to meet your needs.
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 when you stack our Conditioning plan with our Base and Build plans
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.
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|9:55 hrs||4:30 hrs|
|1:30 hrs||0:30 hrs|
|0:19 hrs||0:10 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||9:55 hrs||4:30 hrs|
||1:30 hrs||0:30 hrs|
||0:19 hrs||0:10 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- Heart Rate Monitor