Novice MTB Marathon Training Plan (V3.3) - 14 weeks
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This training plan is aimed at a Novice Mountainbiker who wants to complete a Marathon Distance (70-90km) mountain bike race.
The training starts at 8 hours and 39 minutes a week and builds to a maximum of 13 hours and 53 minutes per week.
The plan is based on %FTP (Functional Threshold Power) so you will require a POWER meter.
This is a POWER based program so it is compatible with Zwift or similar applications.
What is included with the training plan?
Together with this plan, you will get sport-specific flexibility and core strengthing plans.
You will have access to our FREE training tools to help you set up your training zones accurately.
What can you expect?
This plan is 14 weeks long:
Week 1: Test Week
Weeks 2-5: Base Weeks
Weeks 6-9: Build Weeks
Weeks 10-12: Peak Weeks
Week 13: Taper Week
Week 14: Race Week
Assumptions of this Training Plan –
You already have already completed at least 12 weeks of base training.
Your average training speeds are between 20 and 23 km/h.
What you will need for the bike test:
You will need to have access to an Indoor trainer or WattBike for the FTP test and retest.
##Must have a POWER meter.
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Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|8:30 hrs||3:30 hrs|
|0:55 hrs||0:40 hrs|
|0:40 hrs||0:30 hrs|
Day Off x1
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||8:30 hrs||3:30 hrs|
||0:55 hrs||0:40 hrs|
||0:40 hrs||0:30 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter