Ultra Endurance 2020 - 6+ Hour Mountain Bike - 18 Week Plan - Intermediate and Advanced
Paul OzierAll plans by this Coach
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Ultra Endurance, Strong Finish
ZWIFT® is a great platform to use with this plan.
This plan is designed for the Mountain Bike racer that plans to compete in 6 hour or longer MTB races. The goal of this plan is to build a strong base, develop or improve power, endurance and race intensity fitness needed to start fast, ride strong like a locomotive, and finish strong in your 6+ hour event.
The plan is built by USA Cycling Level 1 Coach and Cat II road cyclist Paul Ozier. Paul is an Elite Coach at Peaks Coaching Group. Paul has over 25 years of racing experience and more than 15 years as a cycling coach. Athletes coached by Paul have excelled to new levels, set personal bests, won races for their first time, and taken home Silver and Gold medals in state championships.
This is an 18 week plan. This training plan is built in 3 week training blocks, with week 4 being a recovery week. This plan includes a taper you can use as you head for your A race. This plan is great to build overall fitness that will benefit all types of racing and cycling events in addition to the 6+ hour focus. A rider can use workouts on an indoor trainer, Zwift, TrainerRoad, outside. They can mix workouts on a road bike or mountain bike. There are specific rides for climbing work, but most any workout can be ridden on whatever terrain you desire, as long as it suits the workout power zones and interval duration.
We recommend you have the following abilities before beginning this plan:
Cycling 4+ hours
Strong Base Fitness
MTB racing and/or Road Racing experience
Mountain Bike handling skills
Workout Files. Daily workouts Auto Sync to Zwift. You can connect your TrainingPeaks account to Zwift so that your daily training plan workouts inside TrainingPeaks automatically sync to Zwift each day. Complete the workout and Zwift automatically syncs to TrainingPeaks with the resulting data. Workout Builder files also can be used on ERG Video, Trainer Road and most other training software. Workout Builder .FIT files can be loaded on your Garmin, Wahoo, etc. to use as a workout while riding outdoors.
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Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|9:56 hrs||6:00 hrs|
Day Off x1
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||9:56 hrs||6:00 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter