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8 Week Pre-Season for XC/XCM/ Enduro Beginner Riders

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8 Week Pre-Season for XC/XCM/ Enduro Beginner Riders


Adam Henderson

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8 Weeks

Plan Description

This 8 week Pre-Season training plan is ideal for:
- Ideal 8 week preparation before any mountain bike event.
- Beginner riders looking for more routine with variety in their training programme.
- Riders who are returning from a break or prolonged absence from riding through injury.
- For riders who need a plan to follow before receiving coaching.

The plan includes a number of workouts focused on technical goals. Coaching points are included to improve your skills whilst riding out on the trails! Some workouts in this plan are structured to use a power meter or heart rate monitor however it is not essential. Most of the workouts are designed so that you can ride your bike on the trails with a focus on a certain target.

Strength and Conditioning workouts
Interval sessions
Technical skills sessions
Real life bike rides!

Created by Adam Henderson, a British Cycling Level 3 mountain bike coach who has worked with riders of all levels including British National Champions during his 15 years in coaching mountain biking!

"Adam's attention to detail is unparalleled. He can give you small bits of advice which in the bigger picture make a huge difference to your riding."
Nick - 2018 British National Mountain Bike Champion

"I found that for the cost of a new tyre, coaching fast tracked a lot of improvements."
Johnny - 24 Hours Single speed Champion

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
MTB x2
03:59:00 04:00:00
Bike x1
00:46:00 01:10:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
03:59:00 04:00:00
00:46:00 01:10:00

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Adam Henderson

Pedal To Progression

Offers coaching services for cycling disciplines including Road & Time Trial whilst specialising in mountain biking: XCO -XCM -Multi Stage Races -MTB Enduro -Downhill -BMX

Adam tailors every programme, whether training with power or heart rate. A specialist in offering event specific technical, tactical and data analysis.

Based on your individual circumstances, I'll create the optimum training programme for your MTB or ROAD event!

Contact me to explore your options!

  • This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
  • Access your training plan anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps.
  • Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
  • Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
  • Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
  • Completed workouts sync with popular apps like Garmin and Wahoo. Learn More
  • If plan includes Structured Workouts, then planned workouts sync to compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time. Learn More

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