Heaphy Track MtB Training Plan (Intermediate 8 week Plan) - Start Any Monday + Resusable

Average Weekly Training Hours 06:07
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 06:07
Training Load By Week

“Training for excellence, with excellent training.”

Training PlanWhen you have completed the Heaphy Track by mountain bike you will have accomplished something very special.

Designed for Intermediate Mountain Bikers who are looking to improve their fitness before riding the Heaphy Track, the primary goal of this training plan is to prepare you to ride the Heaphy Track comfortably.

Crafted by myself, Ray Boardman PGDipSportsMed, PGDipRehab, PGCertSc (Exercise Science), BSc (Anatomy), DipSportsStudies this plan encapsulates my passion for the sport, my experience from completing dozens of mountain bike missions and my success coaching hundreds of triathletes, cyclists and adventure racers.

This is an 8 week programme that can start at any time, this plan progresses through phases to build you to your peak performance. Each week typically contains 4x bike rides (two recommended as mountain bike rides, the other two can be done on either a road bike or mountain bike). You will build up to doing a couple of long rides on back to back days in the weekend. Although not necessary, I recommend using a heart rate monitor in conjunction with a GPS watch (such as a Garmin).

Prior to using this plan, you should be able to ride comfortably for 2 hours.

Purchase of this plan gives you access to my fortnightly coaching calls where you can ask me any training or racing related questions.

Questions? Please visit us on the web at www.CoachRay.nz or email myself directly at: coachray@coachray.nz

Training for another event or mission? I also have training plans for the Heaphy Track and West Coast Wilderness Trail as well as cycling and triathlon events.

Sample Day 2
0:46:00
54.7TSS
Bike - Carmichael Field Test

10min WU Level II;
8min Level IV-V TT;
10min Level II RI;
8min Level IV-V TT;
10min CD Level I-II;
10min Stretching

Sample Day 4
0:45:00
30TSS
Bike - Steady 45min (HR)

45min Level II; 10min Stretching

Sample Day 5
0:30:00
Flexibility Training

Complete the stretches on your personalised stretching programme

Sample Day 6
2:00:00
80TSS
MtB - Long 2:00hr

2:00hr Level II; 10min Stretching

Sample Day 7
2:00:00
80TSS
MtB - Long 2:00hr

2:00hr Level II; 10min Stretching

Sample Day 9
0:45:00
30TSS
Bike - Steady 45min (HR)

45min Level II; 10min Stretching

Sample Day 11
1:00:00
30TSS
Bike - Steady 60min (HR)

Bike 60min Level II; Finish with 10min stretching

Ray Boardman
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