50 Mile MTB Race 12 Week Base Plan
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This plan is designed for people who want to compete in a 50 mile MTB race. The base plan is designed to create a strong aerobic fitness that will prepare you for our 12 week 50 Mile MTB Race Build plan. Please view our training plans to help you decide which plan is best for you.
Start this plan 24 weeks before your goal race, then follow the 12 week 50 Mile MTB Race Build plan for optimal race readiness. Rest days are on Monday and Friday and rest weeks every four 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.
For people just getting started with training, coming off a long break or off the couch start with our 6 Week Conditioning/Adaptation Training Plan for a total of 30 weeks of training when you stack our Conditioning plan with our Base and Build plans
Visit the MTBCoach 50 Mile MTB Race Training Plans page for more details
How it Works
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|8:07 hrs||3:00 hrs|
|0:56 hrs||0:20 hrs|
|0:09 hrs||0:10 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||8:07 hrs||3:00 hrs|
||0:56 hrs||0:20 hrs|
||0:09 hrs||0:10 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- 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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