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MTB 6-8 Day Stage Race 12 Week Build Plan

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MTB 6-8 Day Stage Race 12 Week Build Plan



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12 Weeks

Plan Description

This plan is designed for people who want to compete in a 6-8 day MTB stage race. The build plan is designed to prepare you for the demands of racing your mountain bike for 6-8 days. Before starting this plan we recommend completing the 12 week MTB 6-8 Day Stage Race Base plan. Visit our site to learn more about choosing our training plans to meet your needs.

Start this plan 12 weeks before the start of your target race. Rest days are on Monday and Friday and rest weeks every four 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.

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 Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x3
07:13:00 04:00:00
Strength x3
01:30:00 00:30:00
MTB x2
01:57:00 02:00:00
Other x1
00:09:00 00:10:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
07:13:00 04:00:00
01:30:00 00:30:00
01:57:00 02:00:00
00:09:00 00:10:00

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices



MTBCoach is a global endurance coaching company offering over 30 years of endurance racing experience and endurance coaching since 2008. We specialize in helping the Average Joe and Jane compete in endurance cycling and triathlon events. Our remote 1-on-1 coaching and training plans take into account your life and training needs and give balance to meet or exceed your goals.
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