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Cross Country MTB - Category 2 Plan


Taylor Thomas

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12 Weeks

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Plan Description

This plan is designed for those that have experience racing XC mountain bike events, and have upgraded from Cat 3 to Cat 2, or are looking to do so. 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.

Most weeks will consist of 5 days of riding, 1 strength day, and 1 off day. 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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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
3:17 hrs 1:45 hrs
5:55 hrs 4:30 hrs
Day Offx1
—— ——
0:33 hrs 0:45 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
3:17 hrs 1:45 hrs
5:55 hrs 4:30 hrs
Day Off
—— ——
0:33 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.