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50 Mile MTB Race - Finishers Plan


Taylor Thomas

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12 Weeks

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Plan Description

This plan is designed for those that are looking to compete in their first 50 mile mountain bike race. This 12 week plan is designed to help you gain the fitness necessary to complete 50 miles on a mountain bike in a goal time of under 6 hours. It helps if you have some experience riding off road, and are comfortable riding in moderately technical terrain.

Each week will consist of 4 days of riding, 1 strength day, and 1 day for light cross training. All of the long rides are on the weekends, with shorter interval and tempo rides being performed during the week. It's necessary to have access to a heart rate monitor to take full advantage of this training plan.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
8:01 hrs 5:30 hrs
Day Offx1
—— ——
0:41 hrs 0:45 hrs
0:25 hrs 0:45 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
8:01 hrs 5:30 hrs
Day Off
—— ——
0:41 hrs 0:45 hrs
0:25 hrs 0:45 hrs

Training Load By Week

Taylor Thomas

Thomas Endurance Coaching

Thomas Endurance Coaching offers one-on-one online coaching that includes athlete assessment, goal setting, individualized training blocks, and full workout analysis. By blending both the science and art of coaching, athletes receive not only the latest in data analysis but a genuine relationship with their coach. You can also choose from pre-built and custom training plans if you're looking for a more self-guided approach to your training.