Our Training Plans

MTB Race Training Plans, mountain bike training plansThe MTBCoach MTB Race training plans are easy to follow and designed to produce your best result.  Stack the Base and Build plans for a season long plan. Contact us if you have any questions about which plan to choose or what’s best for you.

Pre made training plans are best if you can follow the schedule on your own with no guidance from a coach.  You need to have a predictable schedule that allows you to follow the prescribed plan, typically Tue-Thru, Sat and Sun.  Monday and Friday are usually rest days.

If you need guidance, feedback and analysis or a custom schedule then our Basic Coaching program may be best for you.

All of our training plans are serviced by TrainingPeaks. TrainingPeaks allows you to view your training plan in a web browser and through the mobile app.  You can use the free account with the training plan or use the premium account to track your training at a higher level.

Use discount code mtbcoach10 to save 10% on any training plan purchased through mtbcoach.com. Discount does not apply when purchased through trainingpeaks.

All Training Plans include the following:

  • 12 week training plan
  • Workouts are online via website or mobile app with TrainingPeaks
  • Daily email reminder with detailed workouts.
  • Workouts in this training plan can be exported for use with devices and apps. Learn More
  • 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)
  • Access to our private Facebook group and get expert advice on training, racing and equipment choices.  You can also interact with other members for their advice and experience.
  • 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 $20
  • 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.
I have used both their coaching and their training plans and have had great results with both.
Mike VanWormer
Mike VanWormer
I had the pleasure of working with both Curt and Ben Stein and I will highly recommend them to anyone that wants to step up their athletic game. It does not matter if you are now starting or on a competitive level, they will work with you based on your needs and wants and get you exactly where you need to be. 10 out of 10
Jason Costelloe
Jason Costelloe
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
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
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
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