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10-15hr/week Advanced Build/Early Season Race Plan - Marathon/Ultra-Endurance mtb athlete


Mike Schultz, CSCS

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12 Weeks

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Plan Description

This plan is a 12 week training program used as an early season build into an early season race - This plan will target a race performance on the 12th and final week of the program - THIS PLAN IS NOT MEANT TO PEAK FOR ANY RACE, IT IS MEANT FOR BUILDING EARLY SEASON ENDURANCE - This plan is ideal for the expert/advanced athlete who can commit 10-15 hours a week to training.

This plan is best for those who start off season training early and need to fill the gap between plans, or for those who are starting late in the season and need to build endurance before working on race fitness. Timing is everything so if you are not shure of which plan to use, email Mike at

This program consists of cycling and off the bike strength training.

This plan is intended to be followed using heart rate and perceived exertion mainly. Power notes are added but all of the workouts will revolve around the use of heart rate and bio feedback from overall feel, breathing, heart rate trends, etc. Details on daily intensities are available within each daily workout to help guide you through this program.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x5
10:37 hrs 4:00 hrs
Day Off x2
—— ——
Strength x1
0:45 hrs 1:00 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
10:37 hrs 4:00 hrs
Day Off
—— ——
0:45 hrs 1:00 hrs

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Mike Schultz, CSCS

Highland Training

Highland Training, founded in 2008, provides coaching and consulting for endurance and ultra endurance athletes. We provide programs are for all athletes, from novice to elite, who are interested in improving their athletic performance, strength and fitness for endurance and ultra-endurance events.

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