MTB Cross Country (XC) Race Training Plans

MTB Cross Country race training plans

MTB Cross Country race training plans

We have a number of MTB Cross Country race training plans ready to go, pre-packaged.  These are considered our pre-made plans and are $99.00 each.   Each plan is delivered on line via TrainingPeaks website and mobile app.  This plan is best for anyone who can follow the training schedule with little help and does not need workout or race analysis.  Workout and race analysis can be purchased separately, or checkout the Personal Coaching.

MTB Cross Country race training plans include:

  • 12 week training plan
  • Workouts are online via website or mobile app
  • Daily email reminder with detailed workouts.
  • Workouts built for use with a Power Meter, Heart Rate Monitor or Perceived Exertion
  • Plan includes field tests for FTP and Lactic Threshold Heart Rate Test (LTHR)
  • Nutrition guidance provided by MTBCoach partner, Apex Nutrition, LLC. Get a 25% discount on the Apex Nutrition Fuel Right Instant Download Sports Nutrition Plan eBook or sign up for the optional nutrition coaching (more) .
  • MTBCoach Nutrition Guide and Meal Plan available for $50
  • The MTBCoach Training and Racing Handbook, which includes information about how to use the training plan, execute workouts, nutrition, rest and recovery and much more.

Not sure which product to choose.  Checkout the Product Comparison.

Preview all of our the pre-made training plans

Base -MTB Cross Country race training plans

The plan builds endurance, muscular endurance, speed and power to prepare for the 12 week Build plan for 1.5-3hr MTB Cross Country races. The plans include cycling specific workouts and  core workouts to improve endurance, balance and stability. Each week is between 7 and 12hrs of training. Most weekday workouts are 1 hr to 1.5hr. Weekend rides are 2-3.5hrs.  Start any of these base plans 24 weeks before your A Priority race. After completing this training plan, start the matching build training plan below.

Each plan includes a MTBCoach Racing and Training handbook.  The handbook includes information about how to use the training plan, execute workouts, nutrition, rest and recovery and more.

For a training plan to meet your schedule and/or reduced training hours contact us for a free consult.

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Build - MTB Cross Country Race Training plans

The plan is designed to to have your  “A” Race at the end of the 12 weeks. By the end of this training plan, if followed, the racer will be competitive in events lasting  1.5-3hrs. Each week is between 6 and 11hrs of training. Most weekday workouts are 1 hr to 1.5hr. Weekend rides are 2-4hrs hrs. This plan assumes that the athlete has a 6-12 week base level training or followed the base plan above. The plan focuses improving VO2 max, endurance, force, and power . A Core workout three times a week improves balance, handling, and power.  Proceed with this plan after completing the Cross Country Base plan. Start any of these Build plans 12 weeks before your A Priority race.

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MTB Marathon Build Training Plan

This is a 12 week plan build plan for a 3-5hr Endurance MTB race. The plan includes building power and speed for long distances.  For best results, follow this plan after executing the 100 mile base plan. Along with bike workouts, the plan includes core workouts to build endurance, balance and stability. Each week is between 7 and 12hrs of training. Weekday workouts are 1 hr to 1.5hr. Weekend workouts are 2-4.5hrs each.  If you are looking for plans to handle longer durations races, try the 100 mile build plan.   Proceed with this plan after completing the 100 Base plan.  Start this plan 12 weeks before your A Priority race.

For a training plan to meet your schedule and/or reduced training hours contact us for a free consult.

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Threshold Power Building Plan for All Cyclist
I signed up with Curt to help me tackle the Breck-Epic. He is a coach that has walked the talk and done this race, and has great feedback. That was important to me when choosing a coach and plan. I was thoroughly impressed with his base and build programs offered, finding them very informative and extremely critical to completing the race. I subscribed to his personal coaching services the last six weeks before the event and he was always willing to answer, explain and guide my training progress. He assessed my progress and was helpful with any necessary changes due to scheduling, fatigue or the race in general. His plans I found very balanced for a working father with a family of five. The plans have a nice harmony of rest and training through-out. Curt guided me with on-bike nutrition which was a game changer as I had not focused in on that in the past so much. His guidance and helpful demeanor allowed me to recover faster and train harder. Overall, I am thoroughly impressed with how my fitness progresed and feedback I received as I trained for the race and ultimately finished the biggest race of my life. Thank you!
Jason Scherman
Jason Scherman
2018-08-21T11:16:25+0000
I have been working with MTBCoach for several years to train and prepare for many races, in-season and off-season. I have consistently gotten faster and have completed many NUE races as well several tough stage races, always finishing each better than the last. The scheduling is flexible and since my training time is limited I can ensure that my time on the the bike is spent in the most efficient manner possible. Curt is always quick to answer questions, make adjustments, provide feedback and motivation. Highly recommended for athletes of any level!
Matthew Kesecker
Matthew Kesecker
2018-08-07T15:38:18+0000
I only trained for a short while with Coach Ben but the entire MTB coach set up is very professional. I am a working mum of four and I needed a coaching schedule that I could squeeze in and a coach who understood that I needed to be able to flex. I got just that. Clear instructions, encouragement plus good results! I definitely recommend them.
Ruth Taylor-Rudden
Ruth Taylor-Rudden
2018-08-06T17:47:11+0000
I worked with Ben for the 10 months leading up to my first 70.3. Through Ben’s coaching I successfully completed the race and stayed focused and injury-free for the duration of my training. I would definitely recommend MTB Coach for anyone looking to meet and exceed racing goals!
Vanessa Thomas
Vanessa Thomas
2018-08-06T16:29:26+0000
I have been working with MTBCoach since 2015. The guidance, structured training and coach feedback have helped me prepare for targeted races and maintain fitness between goals.
Dan Morrison
Dan Morrison
2018-08-06T13:47:29+0000
I have been using MTB Coach for approximately 4 years now and I'm very satisfied with the progress I have made with my Mountain Biking goals and Triathlon as well.I live in Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, and there really is no OFF season, we go from MTB races toTriathlon races month after month. My coach is great at advising me of the pros and cons of doing lots of lots events that range from 1 hour races to muti-day stage races, and I have evolved as an athlete and learned about the energy systems, methods of training and nutrition.I highly recommend investing in the knowledge and expertise of MTBCoach.
Ryan Mendes
Ryan Mendes
2018-08-01T16:34:29+0000

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