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10-13hr/week Intermediate - Personal Best - UCI - Cross Country Race Plan

Author

Mike Schultz, CSCS

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Length

12 Weeks

Plan Description

This plan is a 12 week training program to peak for a UCI Distance mountain bike race (15-25 Miles, 40Km). This program targets a peak race performance on the 12th and final week of the program.

This plan is ideal for the intermediate rider who can commit 10-13 hours a week to training, and is looking to finish a XC or UCI Distance mountain bike race, in the best form and feeling very strong.

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

This plan is intended to be followed using heart rate and perceived exertion mainly. A Power meter can be used to view trends in power through each week and month 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.

The goal of this plan is to focus on a good mix of intensity on the bike, especially the MTB as you get closer to your peak race. This plan will incorporate a little base at the start but then move into higher intensity towards the middle to end into the race.

Have questions about which program to choose or need support? Email Mike Schultz at - schultz@highlandtraining.net

If you are looking for a more individualized coaching and training plan option, please visit the Highland Training website at - www.highlandtraining.net for more program options.

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x5
09:42:00 05:00:00
Day Off x2
—— ——
Strength x1
00:35:00 01:00:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
09:42:00 05:00:00
Day Off
—— ——
Strength
00:35:00 01:00:00

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.

For more information about custom coaching programs please visit - http://highlandtraining.net - for full details of all services.


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