50 Mile MTB Race 12 Week Build Plan
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This plan is designed for people who want to compete in a 50 Mile MTB race. The build plan will prepare you for the demands of racing your mountain bike for 50 miles. The plan assumes you have a strong aerobic fitness that is ready for high intensity workouts. Follow the 12 weeks 50 mile base plan before starting this plan. Please view our training plans to help you decide which plan is best for you.
Start this plan 12 weeks before the start of your target race. Rest days are on Monday and Friday and rest weeks every three weeks. Designed to start on a Monday with shorter workouts on weekdays and longer workouts on weekends.
Workouts are written to use a power meter, a HR monitor or rate of perceived exertion, but using a power meter AND a HR monitor is best for accurate monitoring of progress. The plan includes structured workouts compatible with your smart trainer and device to guide you through workouts in real time.
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Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|6:15 hrs||4:30 hrs|
|2:17 hrs||2:00 hrs|
Day Off x2
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||6:15 hrs||4:30 hrs|
||2:17 hrs||2:00 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- Heart Rate Monitor