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Mtb XC Race Build phase training plan 8 weeks

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Author

Nick De Meyer

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Length

8 Weeks

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Plan Description

This mountain bike build phase training plan is prepared to provide you with improved strength of your major muscle groups used in triathlon, it will involve more force and muscular endurance sessions, and is a time for eliminating muscle imbalances.

This will follow a 4 week cycle of easy, medium, hard and recovery weeks based on hourly volume, with a progresssive reliance on carbohydrate as a fuel, moving into zone 3 tempo workouts during the course of the plan. In weeks 4 and 8 there is a Functional Threshold Power test to determine your training zones and show improvement throughout the course of the training plan.

This mountain bike plan is designed by Nick de Meyer, Head coach for Stealth Endurance Coaching, (BTF level 3, Master endurance coach Training Bible UK) who specialise in teaching Xterra triathletes, cyclists and mountian bikers. This plan encapsulates all of Nicks training, racing and coaching experience of many mountain bike events, the Polaris Mtb Orienteering event, Road cycle racing, training for the Raid Pyrenean and coaching cyclists over the last 15 years



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bikex4
3:25 hrs 1:29 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
3:25 hrs 1:29 hrs

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • GPS

All supported devices

Nick de Meyer

Speedy Swimming

Nick has been a Level 3 British Triathlon Coach for 14 years, and has been a master endurance coach with Training Bible Coaching UK in that time. He is also a Training Peaks Level 2 Accredited Coach, and has worked as a Regional Development Coach for the South East region for British Triathlon.

Alongside his online coaching business, Nick also runs Speedy Swimming which specialise in 1-2-1 front crawl technique lessons, endless pool swim video analysis, swim clinics and group swim sessions