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Category 2 Sport Cross Country Mountain Bike Build, Peak and Race Plan

Author

Lynda Wallenfels

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Length

12 Weeks

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Plan Description

This twelve week training plan is designed for the rider who has already raced Category 3 Beginner and now has goals to move up to the top of the Category 2 Sport field. You should have raced beginner, be confident riding fast on dirt roads and be comfortable on single-track prior to starting this plan.

The plan is designed to bring you to a performance peak at an “A” priority Category 2 Sport cross country mountain bike race in week 12. Along the way, in weeks 7, 8 and 10 you have the option of doing a fast group ride or a training race. Every week on this plan you will be riding 4 times per week. This plan incorporates pedaling skills, endurance, strength, core training, threshold training, VO2max, race skills, start practice and specific recovery days.

The weekend rides are your longer endurance days. The weekday rides are shorter insensity focused sessions.

Training intensity is monitored using a Perceived Exertion (PE) scale you are given. There is no need for a heart rate monitor or power meter to follow this plan correctly.

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bikex3
3:27 hrs 2:00 hrs
Customx2
—— ——
Strengthx2
1:52 hrs 1:00 hrs
Otherx1
0:16 hrs 0:15 hrs
MTBx1
1:07 hrs 1:30 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
3:27 hrs 2:00 hrs
Custom
—— ——
Strength
1:52 hrs 1:00 hrs
Other
0:16 hrs 0:15 hrs
MTB
1:07 hrs 1:30 hrs

Training Load By Week


Lynda Wallenfels

LW Coaching

Mountain Bike Coaching, Consulting and Mountain Bike Training Plans. We are mountain bikers and specialize in mountain biking.

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