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4 Week Block for XC or Enduro Racers. 4 days/week. Heart Rate + Trail Optimized

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4 Week Block for XC or Enduro Racers. 4 days/week. Heart Rate + Trail Optimized

Author

MTB PhD

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Length

4 Weeks

Plan Description

For many mountain bikers, training is a bit of a mystery. And a lot of us have the same kinds of questions for training.

What weaknesses should I be addressing in my fitness training? How should a typical week look? How many weeks in a row should I do this? When should I rest?

This plan is one 4-week block that addresses all of these questions. These are the same kinds of workouts that I use with professional and beginner athletes.

This plan works on specific fitness limiters for both XC and Enduro Racers in only 4 days of the week. Of these 4 days two are fun trail rides and two are specific interval sessions! It's awesome! This is especially good for those with limited time available to exercise.

First, you will test your fitness. The plan then goes on through 3 full weeks of training. The plan finishes with a structured recovery week and a post-training fitness test.

This particular plan is optimized for training with heart rate, and each workout delivers specific heart rate zones to utilize for maximum benefit.

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Day Off x3
—— ——
Bike x2
01:48:00 01:00:00
MTB x2
03:15:00 02:30:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Day Off
—— ——
Bike
01:48:00 01:00:00
MTB
03:15:00 02:30:00

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Dr Matt Miller - World-leading MTB Scientist

MTB PhD

Dr Matt Miller is a specialist MTB coach working with professional and amateur athletes in Enduro, XC, DH and road. He has over 20 international publications and presentations focused on MTB performance, including pioneering scientific research into FTP & Critical Power in MTB, and the very first MTB braking research (BrakeAce). Matt has 20 years of race experience, including at the elite level in XC and EWS races. He has worked with riders from beginner all the way to the top of the world cup.


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