Contact Traverse: 'Starter' Plan

Author

Matty Graham

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Length

9 Weeks

Typical Week

1 Other, 3 Day Off, 3 MTB

Longest Workout

2:15 hrs

Plan Specs

cycling mountain biking

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Summary

If you are competing in the 35 km Traverse race and want to be smart with your training time then this training plan is ideal for you. This 9 week takes those who are new to mountain bike racing and steps through the fundamental steps and training required to successfully complete this race.

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Training Load By Week
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 03:53

Matty Graham

Exponential Performance Coaching

My name is Matty Graham, I live in Wanaka New Zealand.

My coaching aim is to provide effective sport science base training programmes and support to help athletes of all levels to perform at their peak and achieve their goals.

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Sample Day 1

0:45:00
General MTB hill ride

This session is a semi-structured ride working on your strength endurance, technical skills and threshold. Get out and let the terrain dictate your work effort.

Plan this ride to take in a mixture of gravel roads, single track and sealed road over hilly terrain. On the up hills, climb at a hard Zone 4 intensity focusing on staying seated as much as possible to develop your strength endurance and efficiency. Use the down hills as a time to recover and work on your technical descending skills.

Sample Day 3

0:45:00
General MTB hill ride

This session is a semi-structured ride working on your strength endurance, technical skills and threshold. Get out and let the terrain dictate your work effort.

Plan this ride to take in a mixture of gravel roads, single track and sealed road over hilly terrain. On the up hills, climb at a hard Zone 4 intensity focusing on staying seated as much as possible to develop your strength endurance and efficiency. Use the down hills as a time to recover and work on your technical descending skills.

Sample Day 5

1:15:00
Endurance hill ride

Long MTB taking in sustained climbs of 5-10 min in length.
During the climbs focus on climbing at a steady pace both in and out of the saddle. Plan your ride to take in a mixture of gravel roads, single track including some rough 4wd tracks if possible.

Sample Day 8

1:00:00
General MTB hill ride

This session is a semi-structured ride working on your strength endurance, technical skills and threshold. Get out and let the terrain dictate your work effort.

Plan this ride to take in a mixture of gravel roads, single track and sealed road over hilly terrain. On the up hills, climb at a hard Zone 4 intensity focusing on staying seated as much as possible to develop your strength endurance and efficiency. Use the down hills as a time to recover and work on your technical descending skills.

Sample Day 10

1:00:00
General MTB hill ride

This session is a semi-structured ride working on your strength endurance, technical skills and threshold. Get out and let the terrain dictate your work effort.

Plan this ride to take in a mixture of gravel roads, single track and sealed road over hilly terrain. On the up hills, climb at a hard Zone 4 intensity focusing on staying seated as much as possible to develop your strength endurance and efficiency. Use the down hills as a time to recover and work on your technical descending skills.

Sample Day 12

1:30:00
Endurance hill ride

Long MTB taking in sustained climbs of 5-10 min in length.
During the climbs focus on climbing at a steady pace both in and out of the saddle. Plan your ride to take in a mixture of gravel roads, single track including some rough 4wd tracks if possible.

Sample Day 15

0:45:00
Active recovery ride

The aim of this session is to help faciliate recovery. It is key that this ride is done at an easy pace.
Ride at an EASY zone 1 intenisty either outdoors on a flat road or indoors on a ergo, wind trainer or rollers.
Keep gearing/ resistance low and cadence at a comfortable level.

Contact Traverse: 'Starter' Plan

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