Leadville 100 MTB

Average Weekly Training Hours 11:00
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 11:00
Training Load By Week

Whether you're planning to ride the Leadville 100 for the first time or are aiming for one of the coveted belt buckles, proper training is the key to having a successful race! This plan assumes you've been building up some base miles this winter and are revved to work on getting stronger & faster this Spring!

This plan also assumes you've got a 9-5 job and perhaps family obligations that keep you from being able to ride all day, every day. Effort becomes a substitute for time during the week and weekends are when you can get your longer miles in. The rest & recovery days are just as important in your training so be sure to follow those too!

Not all of the rides are on the trails since riding the trails all the time isn't always practical or possible. The roads are also a great way to work on your fitness and build your endurance!

While this plan is focused on the Leadville 100, the Firecracker 50 race is also included as a fun goal before Leadville if you like! If you're only riding Leadville, there are alternative rides for the weekend of the Firecracker.

Sample Day 4
2:00:00
EN: The Weekend Endurance Ride

Focus on the duration and ride primarily in zone 2-3. Keep it aerobic & fun!

Sample Day 5
2:00:00
EN: The Weekend Endurance Ride

Focus on the duration and ride primarily in zone 2-3. Keep it aerobic & fun!

Sample Day 7
1:30:00
ST: Big Gear Stomps

Ride at Zone 2. Every 5min, do a 20sec seated sprint in a big gear that only allows 50-60rpm.

Sample Day 8
1:30:00
TO: Tempo 3 x 10

Perform the Intervals by riding between 76-90% of your FTP. You should feel like you are working but not "suffering"
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3 x 10 minutes on (zone 3)
5 minutes off

Sample Day 9
1:30:00
ST: Big Gear Stomps

Ride at Zone 2. Every 5min, do a 20sec seated sprint in a big gear that only allows 50-60rpm.

Sample Day 10
1:00:00
EN: Athlete's Choice

This is a free will workout. You have freedom to do structure, ride unstructured, go hard, go easy. It's meant to keep the mind fresh and keep you riding and enjoying it.

Sample Day 11
3:00:00
EN: The Weekend Endurance Ride

Focus on the duration and ride primarily in zone 2-3. Keep it aerobic & fun!

FasCat Coaching
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FasCat Coaching

FasCat has over 14 years of experience coaching road mountain cyclocross and multisport athletes, mostly between of 30 - 60 years old. "Working men and women" that need balance and flexibility for whatever life throws at them. Before we design any training program we consult with the athlete first - how much time do you have to train - what do you have coming up?

We coach thru a custom designed training plan, monitor your progress thru your data and give feedback based on our expertise.