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Beginner MTB Marathon Plan (Smart Enabled)

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Author

Threshold Endurance Sports

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Length

12 Weeks

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Plan Description

This plan is geared at the mountain bike racer with 7-10.5 hours a week to train and wanting to sharpen your ability to handle the intensity of marathon mountain bike racing across repeated hard efforts and improving lactate threshold. This plan assumes you've already established a good solid aerobic base. This plan builds upon the foundation you built during your base period by strengthening your anaerobic capacity so you can handle repeated difficult efforts, maintain the threshold work you've already done so you can have the endurance to be competitive late in the race, and continue in building some consistent top end strength so you can handle the off and on power demands of MTB racing. Much of the intervals are built into the weekdays to allow for flexibility to replace some of the endurance weekend rides with races if so desired.

This plan will work with either power or heart rate or both.

To get started, you'll want to make sure you complete the field test in the attached training guide (under plan details) to establish your training zones for this plan. Make sure you are well rested going into the field test and have had a few lighter rides leading into the field test.

Before starting this plan or any other plan, please consult with your doctor to ensure you are fit to complete a training plan with sustained cardiovascular workouts in warm to hot weather conditions.

**All workouts in this plan are smart capable and can be dowloaded for use on your cycling computer or smart trainer.

For questions on this plan you can contact a TES Coach at info@thresholdendurance.com



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bikex4
6:30 hrs 6:00 hrs
MTBx2
2:12 hrs 2:00 hrs
Day Offx1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
6:30 hrs 6:00 hrs
MTB
2:12 hrs 2:00 hrs
Day Off
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Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

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