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100 Mile Mountain Bike Race - Heart Rate Based

Includes Structured Workouts

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Thelen Coaching

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Length

16 Weeks

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Includes Structured Workouts

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Plan Description

100 mile mountain bike races - the gold standard for ultra endurance racing. These events take more then just riding long hour, they take dedication, preparation and skills work .
This training plan will help get you ready to tackle this iconic distance through heart-rate based workouts, stacked long rides and focused cross training. The weekday workouts are short and focused to allow you to complete them either before or after work, while the weekends have one long workout and one long ride to build on cumulative fatigue.
You should be comfortable riding 4 to 5 days per week prior to starting this plan with an average weekly volume of 8-10 hours. This plan stays at 5 days per week of riding, building up to 14 hours per week. There is one rest day per week and one cross training day. The workouts are built around HR, so check out the power based version if you have a power meter!

Structured Workouts are based off of Threshold Heart Rate, all other rides should be focused on either skills, pacing or riding without having to constantly stare at monitors.



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Strength x3
1:24 hrs 0:30 hrs
Other x3
1:22 hrs 0:30 hrs
Bike x2
3:24 hrs 1:36 hrs
MTB x2
7:32 hrs 7:00 hrs
Day Off x1
—— ——
X-Train x1
0:37 hrs 0:40 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Strength
1:24 hrs 0:30 hrs
Other
1:22 hrs 0:30 hrs
Bike
3:24 hrs 1:36 hrs
MTB
7:32 hrs 7:00 hrs
Day Off
—— ——
X-Train
0:37 hrs 0:40 hrs

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Tracy Thelen

Thelen Coaching

Thelen Coaching offers personalized and individualized coaching for athletes of all levels in cycling, mountain biking, running and triathlons, specializing in trail running, ultras, ultra endurance cycling and 24 hour races.

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