Sweet Spot MTB Marathon Training Plan: Advanced
Frank Overton, FasCat CoachingAll plans by this Coach
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This plan incorporates plenty of Sweet Spot and some threshold work too so you'll be ready for those 10-30 minute climbs at altitude across multiple days!
This plan starts with a 20 minute Field test to set your training zones via the included FasCat Wattage and Heart Rate Zones Sheet, especially Sweet Spot! Weekday rides include Sweet Spot and Threshold trail rides with some steady endurance miles too. There's also days to focus on just your trail skills because good trail skills = free speed! The weekends are chock full of Block Training where you'll ride back-to-back days of Sweet Spot on climbs and trails. You'll use the terrain instead of the timer to achieve 45 > 60 > 90 minutes of Sweet Spot on epic rides as you prepare your legs & lungs for this 3 or 6 day stage race.
This plan includes all the “marginal gains” details to get even faster: Recovery Techniques, Rest Days, Yoga and Foundation work – all you need is a physical therapy style rubber band and MOTIVATION! There are instructional videos in the plan for you to follow along at home.
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|4:50 hrs||5:00 hrs|
|6:55 hrs||5:00 hrs|
|0:05 hrs||0:30 hrs|
|0:37 hrs||0:45 hrs|
Day Off x1
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||4:50 hrs||5:00 hrs|
||6:55 hrs||5:00 hrs|
||0:05 hrs||0:30 hrs|
||0:37 hrs||0:45 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- Heart Rate Monitor