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Build - MTB Stage Race Specific Preparation


Peter Glassford

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13 Weeks

Plan Description

This 3 Month training plan has been used successfully by adult athletes preparing for Mountain Bike Stage Race like:
- Quebec Singletrack Experience (QSE)
- Trans-Rockies or Single-Track 6
- La-Ruta
- BC-Bike-Race (BCBR)
- Pisgah Stage Race

Is This Plan For You?
The plan runs for approximately 3 months, providing specific preparation, ideally after completing a general or 'base' phase.

Weekly hours range from ~5 hours in rest weeks up to ~12-14hrs in biggest weeks. Options are provided to extend or reduce time and to deal with indoor vs. outdoor
Many workouts have downloadable workouts for smart trainers or bike computer but some are focused on outdoors when the workout should be simple (E.g. ride mtb for 3 hours).
Weekend workouts are best on mtb/offroad when possible and climbing is encouraged (most stage races are hilly!)

What Does It Include?
Includes short strength workouts throughout plan to prepare for demands of stage racing off-road. These are short and can be done 'anywhere'. Includes a PDF for each strength workout.
Please ensure you apply to the correct date to allow for your race days to match the race days in the plan - adjustments can be done by booking a phone consult at

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Please feel free to Email Peter for more details

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x3
05:03:00 04:00:00
Strength x2
00:25:00 00:20:00
MTB x2
03:22:00 05:00:00
Other x1
00:14:00 01:30:00
Custom x1
00:13:00 00:15:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
05:03:00 04:00:00
00:25:00 00:20:00
03:22:00 05:00:00
00:14:00 01:30:00
00:13:00 00:15:00

Training Load By Week

~ Peter Glassford - Cycling Training Plans & MTB Coach - Ontario, Canada ~

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Peter Glassford is a Mountain Bike Coach from Ontario, Canada

His business, Consummate Athlete helps busy adult athletes balance life and big adventures by focusing on Consistency, Confidence, Cross-training and Community! Our website offers articles and a podcast for anyone interested in a different perspective on endurance training as an adult.

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