Beginner 12-Week Marathon Distance (50-70 miles) MTB Plan w/ Free Coach Email Support
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Built on decades of expeirence both personally and working with athletes from around the world, this plan is crafted to help you achieve your marathon distance goals. This expertly periodized training approach ensure that you reach the appropriate volume, while also keeping overall training time lower. This "quality over quantity"approach allows you to train smarter and stay healthy and injury free.
This plan integrates body weight strength components to build power, leg speed, strength, mobility, and range of motion. Through this training process you'll not only become a more competent mountain biker, but also a more athletic individual overall.
This plan is great for a the beginner cyclist who is looking to either tackle their first marathon distance race, or for an intermediate athlete looking for a lower volume approach to marathon distance preparation. You should be comfortable with off-road rides in the 3 hour range before embarking on this plan.
You'll have our full support as you embark on this plan. If you have any questions email us directly. https://www.thomasendurancecoaching.com/contact/. We'll happily field questions regarding execution, timing, plan level, and anything else you may need.
You'll have access to TEC's video library of over 150 strength training exercises, mobility work, and full body sessions. You'll also gain exclusive access to our athlete newsletter where you'll get up to date and valuable information on training, nutrition, mental skills, and much more.
This plan integrets a body weight HIIT style strength component that's valuable in helping cyclists build strong and injury proof bodies. There's also time for dedicated mobility work. You'll need a basic foam roller, bands, and a trigger point ball. You'll also need a GPS computer and a heart rate monitor at a minimum to track your progress, and ensure you're managing the intensity of each session properly. To take full advantage of this plan access to a power meter is ideal.
All of the workouts are written using the TrainingPeaks workout builder. This allows you to load them to your device. It also allows you to customize the sessions and switch between power or heart rate based on. your access to equipment.
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
Day Off x3
|3:49 hrs||4:00 hrs|
|0:26 hrs||0:45 hrs|
|0:33 hrs||0:45 hrs|
|2:15 hrs||5:00 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||3:49 hrs||4:00 hrs|
||0:26 hrs||0:45 hrs|
||0:33 hrs||0:45 hrs|
||2:15 hrs||5:00 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- Heart Rate Monitor