Cross Country MTB - Category 3 Plan
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This plan is designed for those that are looking to begin racing XC mountain bike events, or have just begun racing. This 12 week plan is designed to help you gain the fitness necessary to be competitive within your category and help you develop the skills to progress in the sport. It helps if you have some experience riding off road, and are comfortable riding in moderately technical terrain.
Most weeks 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 or power meter to take full advantage of this training plan.
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How it Works
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|3:20 hrs||1:30 hrs|
|5:10 hrs||4:00 hrs|
Day Off x1
|0:33 hrs||0:45 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||3:20 hrs||1:30 hrs|
||5:10 hrs||4:00 hrs|
||0:33 hrs||0:45 hrs|
Training Load By Week
- This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
- Access your training plan anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps.
- Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
- Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
- Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
- Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.
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