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

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Raymond Boardman

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8 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

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Plan Description

“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 or email myself directly at:

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.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x2
1:35 hrs 1:05 hrs
MTB x2
4:01 hrs 3:30 hrs
Other x1
0:30 hrs 0:30 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
1:35 hrs 1:05 hrs
4:01 hrs 3:30 hrs
0:30 hrs 0:30 hrs

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Ray Boardman

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I am a triathlon and running coach for first timers and recreational athletes. Visit my website ( for great content that is FREE or contact me directly for how you can become a member of Team Qwik Kiwi as I train you to achieve your athletic goals.

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