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Bike Packing - Prepare for Adventure! Specific Build Phase

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Bike Packing - Prepare for Adventure! Specific Build Phase


Peter Glassford

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12 Weeks

Plan Description

This is a 10 week plan that builds your specific fitness for a bike packing adventure.

This plan has been used by people who have finished 1-2 week bike packing trips, long weekend trips and even higher intensity 'FKT' or fast-bike-packs.

Is This Plan For You?

This plan assumes you have some fitness base coming into these last 2-3 months but it is flexible to add time/challenge depending your ability/experience AND the demands of your trip.
If you are planning something very extreme or very new and nervous about a first bike packing trip then please consider a phone consultation and/or a custom 3-Month Training Plan to better address your ability and goals. (see below)

What Does It Include?

Structured Workout Downloads are included for most bike workouts ( for Garmin / Zwift Etc ). Some workouts do not have download to keep thing simple and provide freedom from focus and devices! (e.g. ride endurance for 3 hours).

Because this is the last 2 months before your event/adventure it is assumed you will aim to get outside on your bike packing bike at least 1x per week.
A basic core routine and 1-2 weekly yoga sessions are provided and encouraged throughout the plan
You can use this plan by HR, Power or RPE - You can use a structured download or you can read the description and complete the workout by Feeling or using HR.
The plan ranges between 6-16 hours a week depending on whether you extend workouts and do optional workouts (or not!). Options to extend are are noted and are your description based on your schedule, fitness and goals.

Do you have an Irregular Schedule or Want a Custom Training Plan?

Consummate Athlete offers a 3 months Made For You Plan, which eliminate much of the friction of pre-made plans because it takes your schedule, goals, equipment, and abilities into account

Learn about 3 Month Plans

Please feel free to Email Peter for more details

How it Works

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x5
06:51:00 04:00:00
Strength x2
00:17:00 00:10:00
Custom x1
00:25:00 00:30:00
Other x1
00:02:00 00:30:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
06:51:00 04:00:00
00:17:00 00:10:00
00:25:00 00:30:00
00:02:00 00:30:00

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • GPS

All supported devices

~ Peter Glassford - Cycling Training Plans & MTB Coach - Ontario, Canada ~

Consummate Athlete - Cycling Coaching

Peter Glassford is a Mountain Bike Coach from Ontario, Canada

His business, Consummate Athlete helps busy adult athletes balance life and big adventures by focusing on Consistency, Confidence, Cross-training and Community! Our website offers articles and a podcast for anyone interested in a different perspective on endurance training as an adult.

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  • Completed workouts sync with popular apps like Garmin and Wahoo. Learn More
  • If plan includes Structured Workouts, then planned workouts sync to compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time. Learn More

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