Contact Classic: 'Completer' Plan

Average Weekly Training Hours 05:21
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 05:21
Training Load By Week

Are you stepping up to the 95 km Classic race for the first time and want to make sure you have the legs to get to the finish line without self destructing? This training plan uses high quality scientific training sessions to make the most of your time and get you doing the correct training so you can successfully complete the tough 95 km course.

Sample Day 2
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 4
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 6
2:00:00
Endurance hill ride

Long Zone 2-3 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 9
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 11
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 13
2:30:00
Endurance hill ride

Long Zone 2-3 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 14
1:15:00
General MTB ride

General MTB ride, plan your ride to take in a mixture of gravel roads and single track including some rough 4wd tracks if possible just riding to how you feel.

Matty Graham
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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.