Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race: 11-17 hr a week 6.5 month
Drew EdsallAll plans by this Coach
This 26 week training plan will incrementally build your fitness so you are at your peak fitness for the Leadville Trail 100 on August 20th, 2022. This training plan can be used with power and/or heart rate training.
This training plan is 6 days a week with off days on Monday. Workouts on Tues-Friday are shorter and can be done indoors or outdoors. Workouts on the weekends are longer and are preferably done outdoors. The workouts during this training plan are 11-17 hours a week total.
You will be working on a combination of building your fitness with a variety of types of rides (long, short and intense, mountain bike specific, etc.), and will also work on your pacing and nutrition for the Leadville 100.
This training plan has three phases to it:
Phase 1: mid-Feb through mid-March
Rides during the week are shorter and more intense. You can do these indoors or outdoors. Rides on the weekend are meant to be outdoors and are focused on fun, moderate-hard rides
Phase 2: Mid-March through April
Rides get longer. During the week they can be done indoors or outdoors, but on the weekend the rides begin to increase rapidly to start prepping you early on with Base miles for the 100 mile race
Phase 3: June-Race Day
Rides get more and more specific to the Leadville 100. You will be given race specific long rides every Saturday that work on combination of fitness, pacing, and nutrition strategy for your race day.
The plan focuses on the athlete looking to start training specifically for Leadville now. You can add races throughout the plan as needed.
Good luck at Leadville and congrats on having the opportunity to race in one of the most prestigious races in America!
How it Works
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
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Day Off x1
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Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- Heart Rate Monitor
- This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
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- 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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