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XC MTB'ing - In Season Training Plan - Intermediate

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Author

Frank Overton, FasCat Coaching

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Length

7 Weeks

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Includes Structured Workouts

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Plan Description

XC Mountain Biking is all about short anaerobic power output! As such This training plan starts by working on your race start and quickly moves into Zone 6 Anaerobic Work. There are endurance mountain bike hammer rides on the weekend for training and technical skills practice. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays are for 1 minuters, VO2’s, threshold and the diabolical Tabatas.

You'll start and finish the 6 weeks with a Field Test to set your training zones via the included FasCat Wattage and Heart Rate Zones Sheet. This way you'll be sure to ride at the correct efforts and you can measure your improvement too! Plus, this plan includes all the "marginal gains" details to get even faster: Recovery Techniques, Rest Days, Yoga, Foundations, and best of all, Strength and Conditioning - all you need is a physical therapy style rubber band and MOTIVATION! There are instructional videos in the plan for you to follow along at home.

This Intermediate plan is for the rider with 1-1.5 hours a day to ride during the week and 1-3 hours on the weekend.



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Otherx4
0:35 hrs 0:30 hrs
Bikex2
3:32 hrs 3:00 hrs
MTBx2
2:55 hrs 2:00 hrs
Day Offx1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Other
0:35 hrs 0:30 hrs
Bike
3:32 hrs 3:00 hrs
MTB
2:55 hrs 2:00 hrs
Day Off
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Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

FasCat Coaching

FasCat Coaching

FasCat has over 15 years of experience coaching real world amateur athletes: "Working men and women" that need balance and flexibility for whatever life throws at them. Before we design any training program we consult with the athlete first - how much time do you have to train - what do you have coming up?

We coach thru a custom designed training plan, monitor your progress thru your data and give feedback based on our expertise.