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Category 2 Sport TIME CRUNCHED Cross Country Mountain Bike Training Plan


Lynda Wallenfels

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12 Weeks

Plan Description

Are you racing Category 2 Sport but have limited time to train? Want to know how to be competitive without padding your schedule with junk miles? This is the bare bones TIME CRUNCHED Category 2 Sport Cross Country Training Plan. All the fluff has been trimmed and only the key workouts remain.

On this 12 week plan you will work through a base and build period and peak for your top priority race in week 12. Along the way options for cross training, commuting and weekend racing are written into the plan to make the most of the time you do have.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x4
03:29:00 02:00:00
Strength x2
00:57:00 00:30:00
MTB x2
01:24:00 01:30:00
Custom x1
—— ——
Other x1
00:20:00 00:15:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
03:29:00 02:00:00
00:57:00 00:30:00
01:24:00 01:30:00
—— ——
00:20:00 00:15:00

Training Load By Week

Lynda Wallenfels

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