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Cross Country Base 2 Intermediate with Power Meter


Drew Edsall

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6 Weeks

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Plan Description

This training program is a good plan to start after having a few weeks of training under your belt. This plan is a step up from the Base 1 Power Training Plan. This plan can be done after that plan or simply used if you feel you are ready for a bigger challenge.

This 6 week mountain bike training plan is for the intermediate level athlete that knows how to use power. You will measure your Functional Threshold Test(FTP) at the beginning of the program to see how you have been progressing and to set up your updated power levels/zones.

The workouts are 5 days per week with Monday and Friday as your off days.This plan will focus on longer rides every Sunday, mountain bike rides working on developing mountain bike fitness on Saturday's, and then shorter rides during the week that can be done indoors or outdoors.

The rides in the training plan will build your aerobic capacity with long weekend rides, while emphasizing tempo and threshold rides the remainder of the time.

This training plan will have you riding faster for the longer periods of time while also building your threshold to new and higher levels.

Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x5
11:31 hrs 5:00 hrs
Day Off x2
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
11:31 hrs 5:00 hrs
Day Off
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Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter

All supported devices

Drew Edsall


Mountain Bike Coaching and Training Plans. My name is Drew Edsall, I am a mountain bike head coach with and also a former professional mountain biker. At Mtbfitness we work with all mountain bike athletes and specialize in mountain bike one on one coaching, and mountain bike specific training plans.

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