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BASE - Offroad = MTB, Gravel, Cyclocross - General Preparation with Downloadable workouts + strength


Peter Glassford

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13 Weeks

Plan Description

3 months of Base/General Prep Period training to get you fit and ready for discipline-specific off-road preparation. This plan is meant to preceded a 'build' or 'specific preparation period'. It is typically performed 5 or more months out from your main event.

This is for Gravel, cyclocross, mountain bike athletes. Those athletes focused on off-road disciplines.

The plan is generally under 8 hours a week with options noted to extend or reduce as your schedule dictates

This plan builds your capacity for tempo/sweet spot while also working on skills like single-leg pedaling (and clipping in). Strength/Core/Mobility is addressed and progressed to help you arrive healthy for your specific cyclocross phase.

Downloads are included for some (BUT NOT ALL) bike workouts as some are better done more freely and without restrictions of a download.
You can use this plan by HR, Power or RPE (no device) - you do not need to use downloads as the title and description of each workout should allow for completion of the key elements of the workout.
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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x4
4:50 hrs 2:00 hrs
Other x2
0:09 hrs 0:30 hrs
Strength x2
1:05 hrs 1:00 hrs
Custom x1
0:30 hrs 0:30 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
4:50 hrs 2:00 hrs
0:09 hrs 0:30 hrs
1:05 hrs 1:00 hrs
0:30 hrs 0:30 hrs

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Peter Glassford

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  • Event/Goal Training Plans via Training Peaks

Coaching -

  • Bronze - Monthly Programming and emails
  • Silver - Weekly emails/adjustments, includes data analysis
  • Gold - Daily emails, calls/texts, adjustments, data-analysis

  • This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
  • Access your training plan anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps.
  • Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
  • Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
  • Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
  • Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.

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