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Category 2 Sport Cross Country Mountain Bike Base Training Plan


Lynda Wallenfels

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12 Weeks

Plan Description

Have you moved from Category 3 Beginner up to Category 2 Sport? Want to be competitive? This Base training plan will boost you up to the Category 2 Sport level.

No training device such as a power meter or heart rate monitor is required to follow this plan. Simply follow the training intensity guidelines along the way based upon your perceived exertion.

The plan includes four rides per week and two sessions of body work per week (yoga, pilates, core training).

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x2
02:56:00 01:45:00
Strength x2
02:00:00 01:00:00
MTB x2
01:51:00 02:00:00
Custom x1
—— ——
Other x1
00:15:00 00:15:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
02:56:00 01:45:00
02:00:00 01:00:00
01:51:00 02:00:00
—— ——
00:15:00 00:15:00

Training Load By Week

Lynda Wallenfels

LW Coaching

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