Mtb XC Race Build phase training plan 8 weeks
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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
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|3:25 hrs||1:29 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||3:25 hrs||1:29 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices: