8 Week Advanced Endurance & Strength Plan for XC or Enduro. Smart + Gym Optimized
Matt MillerAll plans by this Coach
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This is a fantastic plan to help you build up your endurance and strength at the same time. This plan works great pre-season or even in-season when endurance and strength are your limiters. The biggest gains with this plan will occur when you are able to maintain a low enough intensity during the endurance rides; therefore, it is most excellent to apply this plan when you have less time to ride trails, which get pretty intense very often.
This plan will not crush you or drive you in to the ground. You will instead be challenged with regular endurance riding and strength training. All bike workouts have downloadable smart trainer files, which work even if you don't have a smart trainer as these offer a good workout description or can be used with your power meter (or even heart rate monitor by sticking within the prescribed zone).
Once you finish this plan, you will be in a very good position to pick up with the 4-week MTB block and 2 week taper in to your event.
This plan is recommended for advanced mountain bikers who have some experience in the gym.
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Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|5:28 hrs||4:00 hrs|
|0:34 hrs||0:20 hrs|
|2:05 hrs||1:00 hrs|
Day Off x1
|0:26 hrs||0:35 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||5:28 hrs||4:00 hrs|
||0:34 hrs||0:20 hrs|
||2:05 hrs||1:00 hrs|
||0:26 hrs||0:35 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter