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.

Buy now from TraningPeaks.com  (requires free TrainingPeaks account)

 

Threshold Power Building Plan for All Cyclist

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