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Cross Country 12 Week Base Plan (Cat 3/Beginner)

Includes Structured Workouts

Structured Workouts automatically sync with compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time.


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MTBCoach

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Length

12 Weeks

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Includes Structured Workouts

Structured Workouts automatically sync with compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time.


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Plan Description

This is a 12 week plan Base plan for the Cat 3 / Beginner level MTB Cross Country distance athletes. The plan creates a strong aerobic fitness to prepare for the 12 week Build plan for a full 24 weeks of training before your goal event. Visit the MTBCoach MTB Cross Country Training Plans page for more details.

Start this plan 24 weeks before your goal race. Then follow the Cross Country Build Plan for optimal training for your goal.

Workouts are written to use a power meter, a HR monitor or rate of perceived exertion, but using a power meter AND a HR monitor is best for accurate monitoring of progress. The plan includes structured workouts compatible with your smart trainer and device to guide you through workouts in real time.

For people just getting started with training, coming off a long break or off the couch start with our 6 Week Conditioning/Adaptation Training Plan for a total of 30 weeks of training when you stack our Conditioning plan with our Base and Build plans

Visit the MTBCoach Gravel Race Training Plans page for more details.



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bikex5
6:30 hrs 2:00 hrs
Strengthx3
0:56 hrs 0:20 hrs
Otherx1
0:09 hrs 0:10 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
6:30 hrs 2:00 hrs
Strength
0:56 hrs 0:20 hrs
Other
0:09 hrs 0:10 hrs

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

MTBCoach

MTBCoach LLC

MTBCoach is a global endurance coaching company offering over 30 years of endurance racing experience and endurance coaching since 2008. We specialize in helping the Average Joe and Jane compete in endurance cycling and triathlon events. Our remote 1-on-1 coaching and training plans take into account your life and training needs and give balance to meet or exceed your goals.
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