Andrew WatsonAll plans by this Coach
This beginner base season XC plan is built using RPE(rate of perceived exertion) workouts range from 45 minutes to 2 hours long for MTB racers who are targeting XCO races from 60-90 minutes long. This exact same plan is also available prescribed by heart rate or by power in my training plan library.
The focus of this plan is to build your aerobic fitness progressively while also building specifc XCO capacity to handle the unique demands of the cross country olympic distance. This plan also includes dedicated time to practice you mountain bike skills.
This is a great plan to start your training season off with in the late fall or early winter. This plan uses a 3 week training cycle of 2 weeks ON and 1 Week recovery.
Once complete check out the 6 week MTB Build plan to continue to progress towards your race season.
How it Works
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