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8 Week Enduro Prep | Strength, Bike & Trail | Heart Rate Version

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8 Week Enduro Prep | Strength, Bike & Trail | Heart Rate Version


Matt Miller

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8 Weeks

Plan Description

This is an 8-week intermediate to competitive Enduro prep plan with 2 days in the gym and 2 specific bike sessions using a polarized approach, separated into two blocks. The gym sessions are highly dynamic, and this would suit a rider with some experience strength training. [If you lack experience strength training, repeat the first session for the first 4 weeks]. This plan has specific race prep sessions, such as our popular coasting v pedaling race session, which can be tailored to your specific event or goals (even XC and endurance). On-the-bike workouts are varied, and aim to stress the energy systems you need to improve aerobically and anaerobically.

When you finish this plan you will have a strong base of fitness to be ready for the trails. You can lead right in to a race block or continue building.

Needed for this plan: standard gym membership, heart rate monitor/recording device, free (or greater) TP membership.

This specific plan is heart rate-based, but we have a power version available.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
MTB x4
03:41:00 03:00:00
Day Off x1
—— ——
X-Train x1
00:26:00 00:30:00
Strength x1
01:07:00 01:00:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
03:41:00 03:00:00
Day Off
—— ——
00:26:00 00:30:00
01:07:00 01:00:00

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Dr Matt Miller - World-leading MTB Scientist


Dr Matt Miller is a specialist MTB coach working with professional and amateur athletes in Enduro, XC, DH and road. He has over 20 international publications and presentations focused on MTB performance, including pioneering scientific research into FTP & Critical Power in MTB, and the very first MTB braking research (BrakeAce). Matt has 20 years of race experience, including at the elite level in XC and EWS races. He has worked with riders from beginner all the way to the top of the world cup.

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