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Leadville Trail 100 - 12 Weeks to Victory - Classic Zones - MTB Mountain Bike

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Leadville Trail 100 - 12 Weeks to Victory - Classic Zones - MTB Mountain Bike

Includes Structured Workouts

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Author

Tim Cusick - Coach of World and National Champions

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Length

12 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

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Plan Description

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About This Plan


The Leadville Trail 100 race is not just a marathon bike race; it has a total elevation gain of over 11,000 feet, including a 10-mile climb that reaches an oxygen-lacking elevation of 12,600. Whether you're trying to win the race, earn a belt buckle for the under-9-hour mark, or just finish within the time constraints, getting prepared is crucial.

This training plan will prepare you for the world-famous Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race. It is designed for an intermediate/advanced cyclist who already has a general base fitness and is ready to step up the hours, time, and intensity to prepare for this grueling event. It includes three specific training cycles with threshold testing throughout and an event taper at the end. Workouts are progressive and include fatigue resistance, micro-intervals, and double workouts to push you to your peak! You'll also get tons of training and event tips too, plus a free nutrition eBook, to make this your best event ever.



  • Typical week: Monday off; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 2- to 2.5-hour workouts; Friday easy; Saturday, Sunday volume days

  • Progressive schedule with rest week every fourth week

  • Testing included to assure accurate training

  • Workouts accommodate power, heart rate, and perceived exertion

  • Structured workouts can be automatically exported to Garmin, your trainer, or other device for on-screen guidance as you train



Benefits of this plan




  • Written by Tim Cusick, coach of multiple champions, with coaching tips throughout

  • If you follow the plan as written, you will increase your fitness and race/event performance

  • Our user guide helps you through the entire process

  • Free nutrition ebook from nutritionist Dr. Namrita Brooke, attached to the first day of the plan

  • Get access to videos and educational webinars from Coach Tim

  • Free strength training routine from Menachem Brodie







Athlete Testimonial


Really enjoying the 12 week plan I'm on and have definitely noticed a nice improvement in my cycling fitness/stamina - good stuff Tim, thank you! (Jim V.)




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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.


In addition to his coaching experience, Tim is the TrainingPeaks WKO product leader and the founder of BaseCamp.


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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
MTB x6
12:46:00 06:30:00
Day Off x1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
MTB
12:46:00 06:30:00
Day Off
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Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Tim Cusick

BaseCamp

Tim Cusick is a world-class cycling coach, a leader in data analytics for endurance sports, an educator, and an innovative business leader.

As a coach, he’s compiled an impressive history of success and jerseys. His approach to coaching peak performance focuses on the whole athlete and the components of success for the whole athlete. Tim works with Olympians, world champions, and more, including Amber Neben and Rebecca Rusch.


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  • Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
  • Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
  • Completed workouts sync with popular apps like Garmin and Wahoo. Learn More
  • If plan includes Structured Workouts, then planned workouts sync to compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time. Learn More

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