Cross Country MTB race - Advanced
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This is a 10 week, advanced level mountain bike training plan for a cross country mountain bike race of about 2.5 hours in 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. The longest endurance ride is three and half hours, building up from two and a half hours. You will be riding five days per week, with two interval workouts per week, one skills based ride, a group or endurance ride and the long ride on Sunday.
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
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|8:19 hrs||3:30 hrs|
|1:36 hrs||1:00 hrs|
|0:57 hrs||0:30 hrs|
Day Off x1
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||8:19 hrs||3:30 hrs|
||1:36 hrs||1:00 hrs|
||0:57 hrs||0:30 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Heart Rate Monitor