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LEADVILLE TRAIL 100 MTB: Intermediate Plan, 12 Weeks, 8-14 hours/week

Author

Jeremiah Bishop

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Length

12 Weeks

Plan Description

The Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race is a legendary race for a reason: it's HARD! But, you have a secret weapon; this plan has the key elements of my team Topeak-Ergon's sub-6-hour world record at Leadville Traill 100. This is a focused training plan for experienced competitive cyclists who balance training around a work week with one altitude 4 day training camp 3 weeks from the goal. It’s exciting to share my custom workouts and insight that give me an edge at the toughest endurance races in the world. Unlike other 100-mile races, Leadville's lung-searing altitude, brutal climbs, and moon-like terrain make it a special challenge. If you have the motivation, this is the program that will help you achieve PR performance.

Requirements: Good base fitness (14 weeks of base training) and the ability to train 10-14 hours-a-week with the ability to ride 5-6 hours one day per week off-road. This plan includes a 4-day training trip (week 9 or 10) to higher elevation (5,000 feet higher than where you live/train). If this is not possible, you might do some hypoxic training for the last hour of each day for that week; but seek expert advice. Arriving in Leadville 7-10 days before the race is the most common arrival time for competitors.

What Jeremiah Bishop’s Leadville 100 plan includes that you won't find anywhere else: • Daily race specific LV100 workouts for heart rate and power based; scaled by TSS • Top tips for tackling the lung-crushing altitude on race week • Testing protocols for honing in on what you really need • Nutrition protocols for optimizing your lipid power • Race day strategy and notes • Altitude-specific training block and workouts that benefit altitude performance • Optional initial phone consulting to customize your plan (Additional $70 fee)

This plan is available as a directly 15% off. E-mail Coach@JeremiahBishop.com to learn more.

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x3
4:33 hrs 4:00 hrs
MTB x3
7:06 hrs 8:00 hrs
Other x2
0:17 hrs 0:30 hrs
Day Off x1
—— ——
Custom x1
0:01 hrs 0:20 hrs
Strength x1
0:25 hrs 0:45 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
4:33 hrs 4:00 hrs
MTB
7:06 hrs 8:00 hrs
Other
0:17 hrs 0:30 hrs
Day Off
—— ——
Custom
0:01 hrs 0:20 hrs
Strength
0:25 hrs 0:45 hrs

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Jeremiah Bishop

Bishop Training

Bishop Training is a style: fun, progressive, purpose-built training that incorporates cutting edge science with the know-how to win!

As a coach to World Tour road cyclists, mountain bike Olympians, and weekend warriors, I know what it takes to get the best performance from athletes of any level.

I provide coaching, consultations, custom training plans, personalized individual and group instruction and camps. I can help you achieve your performance goals.


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