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Customisable MTB XC/MARATHON In-Season Program (Heart Rate-Based): 12-Weeks; 12-15+ Hrs/Week

Includes Structured Workouts

Structured Workouts automatically sync with compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time.


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Author

Tom Bell

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Length

12 Weeks

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Includes Structured Workouts

Structured Workouts automatically sync with compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time.


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Plan Description

A STRUCTURED PROGRAM FOR PEAK MTB RACE PERFORMANCE


This plan has been built specifically for INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED mountain bike cross-country/marathon racers seeking optimal performance and results via a science-based yet practical training plan.




The plan includes a comprehensive 20-page user-guide which contains detailed instructions and tips to help you get the most out of the plan and to allow you to make any adjustments necessary (e.g. to suit your time availability, work around additional races, or to adapt to any periods of illness or injury). With this guide, it's easy to extend or reduce the weekly training hours beyond those stated above, as needed.


KEY FEATURES:



  • Built using TrainingPeaks’ Workout Builder

  • 20-page comprehensive user guide which allows you to customise your plan

  • All workouts exportable to .FIT, .ZWO, .ERG formats

  • Polarised Intensity Distribution

  • Large variety of interval workouts

  • All workouts designed for heart rate users

  • Progressive TSS load for sustained improvement

  • Each workout’s purpose clearly communicated


PLAN GOALS:



  • Continually develop foundational aerobic endurance

  • Improve FTP by 3-5% or more over the course of the plan

  • Increase maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max) towards target events

  • Train the MTB-specific ability to produce high power surges repeatability

  • Create "cramp immunity" through targeted workouts

  • Build greater muscular endurance as applied to MTB (e.g. standing on pedals, manoeuvring bike on technical terrain)

  • Provide varied workouts for greater adaptive signalling and burnout avoidance


ADDITIONALLY INCLUDES:



  • Optional core strength routine workout library



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x5
8:14 hrs 2:45 hrs
MTB x1
3:48 hrs 4:00 hrs
Strength x1
0:27 hrs 0:30 hrs
Day Off x1
—— ——
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
8:14 hrs 2:45 hrs
MTB
3:48 hrs 4:00 hrs
Strength
0:27 hrs 0:30 hrs
Day Off
—— ——

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Tom Bell

High North Performance

High North Performance is a cycling training and metabolic testing consultancy based in Harrogate, UK. We provide customised training programs and performance diagnostic services to professional and amateur athletes using both established and novel training methods, leading testing and analysis technology, as well as a scientific and strategic approach to planning and preparation.

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