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Base Training - Finisher Plan - Mountain Bike Endurance Training Plan


Luke Vrouwenvelder / Drew Edsall

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8 Weeks

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"Written by Drew Edsall (Head Coach and Pro MTB Racer) and Luke Vrouwenvelder (Endurance Coach and International Pro MTB Racer; 2nd Place Pro Finisher at Epic Rides 2018), Endurance Coaches with Mtbfitness & lukeVcoaching

Base Training - Finisher Plan: (re-usable)

This training plan includes training on the bike and core strength workouts combined to get your baseline fitness trained before starting a training program with more specificity, like the EpicRides Off-Road 50 Proof - Finisher Plan.
The program is both heart rate and/or power compatible. You will perform testing throughout the program to update your power and heart rate zones, and also to test your progression throughout the plan.

Every week of this program begins with a detailed description, describing the goal for the week.
This 8 week plan is designed to build your fitness and threshold so that you can enter the intensity phase of your race build with more potential!

Finisher Training Plan Details

  • Ability Level : Cat 3 to Cat 2 Beginner Mountain Biker
  • Weekly Training Time: 9.5 - 14 hours of training per week.
  • Training Days Per Week / Off Days: 5 Days a Week / Mondays and Fridays are Off Days
  • Daily Training Duration: Mon.-Friday: up to 2hrs/day // Sat. - Sunday: up to 5hrs/day
  • Equipment Needed Heart Rate Monitor and/or Power Meter
  • This training program works on a combination of fitness, speed, power, pacing, and proper fueling. Most weekends, you will have a long ride aimed at promoting proper fueling mixed, great pacing, and fitness building.
  • This is a complete plan: It includes core strength work, and bike-specific workouts. All strength workouts can be done at home, and the bike workouts can be done with either heart rate, or a combination of heart rate and power.

  • Questions

    Email Head Coach Drew directly at or Coach Luke at

    Training Plan Sample Week


    Average Weekly Breakdown

    Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
    Bike x5
    11:08 hrs 5:00 hrs
    Day Off x2
    —— ——
    Strength x2
    0:19 hrs 0:10 hrs
    Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
    11:08 hrs 5:00 hrs
    Day Off
    —— ——
    0:19 hrs 0:10 hrs

    Training Load By Week

    This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

    • Power Meter
    • Heart Rate Monitor

    All supported devices

    Luke Vrouwenvelder

    6x National Champion
    16x National Championship Medalist
    ​Coach with
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Class of 2017 (Go Heels!)

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