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Intermediate Master's XC MTB Race - Build/Peak/Race

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Author

Pete MacLeod

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Length

10 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

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Plan Description

This plan is recommended for Masters age racers. Ideally you would have both a road and mountain bike. A heart rate monitor is required. Power is not required, but it is recommended. Typical weeks are 9hrs hours of training, with recovery weeks around 6 hours.

One of the benefits of this plan is the ability to adapt it to your needs. You have the option to do the Endurance Rides on either your road or mountain bike. Throughout the plan there are scheduled mountain bike specific rides and workouts.

This plan will take a Masters cross-country racer from the start of their build period through their first A priority race. In order to successfully complete this plan, you must have already completed base training.

Most weekday workouts are 1-1.5hrs, but there are a few 2hr week day rides.

During this plan the emphasis will be increasing threshold power and speed. The workouts in the build period are designed to improve your starts, increase your power, and improve your handling skills at race pace. The plan concludes with a two week taper before your A priority event.

Throughout the plan you will perform field tests to gauge fitness and there are opportunities to incorporate level B and C races.

As always, custom plans can be created specifically for your needs, contact Pete at www.holdfastcoaching.com

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x4
6:30 hrs 3:30 hrs
Day Off x1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
6:30 hrs 3:30 hrs
Day Off
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Training Load By Week


Peter MacLeod

Hold Fast Cycling

Specializing in Mountain Bike Racing, Cyclocross, and Road Racing. Nutritional Review, Guidance, and Planning.

Hold Fast Coaching offers monthly coaching at $250 per month with unlimited communication as well as personalized monthly training plans for just $125.


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