100 Mile Mountain Bike Race - Heart Rate Based
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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.
How it Works
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
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Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Heart Rate Monitor
- 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.
- Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.
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