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EPC MTB Marathon Training Plan (12 wk)

Author

Matt Eggleton (Eggleton Performance Coaching)

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Length

12 Weeks

Plan Specs

cycling mountain biking beginner intermediate multi day power based tss based

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Plan Description

This plan is built for the "Weekend Warrior" that can schedule 6-10 hours of training per week (over 5 days per week) in preparation for a 100K MTB Marathon. It's based on several other coaches' plans, but all workouts are built in TP as Matt's interpretation of the intent of the workouts with Matt's approach to interval workout construction and timing.
For athletes working Monday through Friday, begin this plan on a Monday (Fridays are Rest Days, and the long rides will be on Saturdays and Sundays). For athletes with other work schedules, it may work best for you to begin the plan on another day of the week.
This plan presumes the athlete already maintains a good degree of fitness, has been building base hours/miles over the prior weeks, and has recently established a fairly accurate FTP.

Aiming for a TSB of 15-20 on A-Race Day.

This plan (at this price) does not include periodic communication with a coach, however if you're interested in adding that please shoot me a note so we can discuss how I can help.

*** All Eggleton Performance Coaching cycling training plans are best performed when the interval sessions are executed on a smart trainer and the non-interval sessions are ridden outdoors. Synch TrainingPeaks to Zwift, TrainerRoad, or Rouvy (perhaps others as well) and run the workouts in Erg Mode for the optimal experience and benefit. When riding outside in lieu of an interval session on the trainer do your very best to match the intensity level, duration, and TSS of the intended workout. Your form on race day depends on this.



Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
5:27 hrs 3:00 hrs
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3:27 hrs 8:00 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
5:27 hrs 3:00 hrs
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3:27 hrs 8:00 hrs

Training Load By Week


Matt Eggleton

Eggleton Performance Coaching

Individual endurance sports coaching – specializing in tailored annual training plans, training blocks, & workouts prepared for use on the road, trail, or trainer.

Sample Day 1

1:15:00
72.1TSS
SteadyState: 3x8

Steady State = a workout designed for maximum sustainable performance. Maintain cadence of 85-95.

Sample Day 2

1:15:00
72.1TSS
SteadyState: 3x8

Steady State = a workout designed for maximum sustainable performance. Maintain cadence of 85-95.

Sample Day 3

1:00:00
42.41TSS
Aerobic Spin (1.0)

Sample Day 5

2:00:00
97.59TSS
MTB Endurance Miles: any terrain (2.0)

Sample Day 6

2:00:00
98TSS
Endurance Miles (2.0)

Sample Day 8

1:15:00
72.1TSS
SteadyState: 3x8

Steady State = a workout designed for maximum sustainable performance. Maintain cadence of 85-95.

Sample Day 9

1:15:00
72.1TSS
SteadyState: 3x8

Steady State = a workout designed for maximum sustainable performance. Maintain cadence of 85-95.

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