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Cross Country MTB race - Beginner

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Thelen Coaching

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10 Weeks

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Plan Description

This is a 10 week, beginner level mountain bike training plan for a cross country mountain bike race of about an hour and a half duration. The training plan is RPE and HR based, but will work with a power meter as well. The workouts are all time based, with an emphasis on quality of workouts over quantity. There is an emphasis on skills and racing etiquette during the weekly rides. The longest endurance ride is two and a half hours, with two interval workouts, one skills based ride, a group or endurance ride and the long rides on Sundays.


Structured Workouts are based off of Threshold HR, all other rides should be focused on either skills, pacing or riding without having to constantly stare at monitors.



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x5
6:44 hrs 2:30 hrs
Other x2
1:13 hrs 1:00 hrs
Strength x2
0:57 hrs 0:30 hrs
Day Off x1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
6:44 hrs 2:30 hrs
Other
1:13 hrs 1:00 hrs
Strength
0:57 hrs 0:30 hrs
Day Off
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Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Tracy Thelen

Thelen Coaching

Thelen Coaching offers personalized and individualized coaching for athletes of all levels in cycling, mountain biking, running and triathlons, specializing in trail running, ultras, ultra endurance cycling and 24 hour races.

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