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BUILD - MTB XCO - Mountain Bike Races Under 3 hours


Peter Glassford

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13 Weeks

Plan Description

This plan is best applied 8-12 weeks ahead of your goal of XCO-cross-country mountain bike race under 3 hours. It focuses on developing speed and off-road proficiency.

Ideally, you will have completed a general preparation or 'base' phase to establish fitness and cycling skills before this more specific block of training. It is appropriate for riders who have raced and trained before (intermediate/advanced)

I have an 'offroad base' plan in the training peaks library as well

The plan can be adjusted from ~6-15 hours per week, more restrictive or larger volume plans are best done as 100% made for you 3 month plans (see below)

Workouts provide options for outdoors or indoors depending on your location and weather.

It includes guidance for heart rate and RPE and occasionally power but is very focused on MTB riding fast so power is not emphasized or required.

Please feel free to email me for more information.

For $99, I offer 3 months 100% Made For You Plans, which often works better as it takes your schedule, goals, equipment, and abilities into account
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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x5
08:55:00 04:00:00
Other x3
00:07:00 00:30:00
Custom x2
00:39:00 00:30:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
08:55:00 04:00:00
00:07:00 00:30:00
00:39:00 00:30:00

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Peter Glassford

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  • Event/Goal Training Plans via Training Peaks

Coaching -

  • Bronze - Monthly Programming and emails
  • Silver - Weekly emails/adjustments, includes data analysis
  • Gold - Daily emails, calls/texts, adjustments, data-analysis

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  • Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
  • Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
  • Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.

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