MTB Cross Country (XC) Race Training Plans

$30.00$99.00

MTB Cross Country race training plans include:

  • 12 weeks of workouts with well written description
  • Workouts are online via website or mobile app with TrainingPeaks
  • Daily email reminder with detailed workouts.
  • Structured Workout device compatible.  Workouts 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.
  • 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.

For the best results stack the Conditioning (optional), Base and Build plans for a total of 24-30 weeks of training.  See Our Training Plans for more detail.

Make the most out of your training with the MTBCoach Nutrition Guide add-on.  Optimize your daily fueling for the most energy, power and endurance in your workouts and races.

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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. For the best results stack the Conditioning (optional), Base and Build plans for a total of 24-30 weeks of training. 

MTB Cross Country race training plans include:

  • 12 weeks of workouts with well written description
  • Workouts are online via website or mobile app with TrainingPeaks
  • Daily email reminder with detailed workouts.
  • Structured Workout device compatible.  Workouts 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.
  • 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.

For the best results stack the Conditioning (optional), Base and Build plans for a total of 24-30 weeks of training.  See Our Training Plans for more detail.

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

Contact us to inquire about a 10% discount.

Preview all of our the pre-made training plans

Conditioning/Adaptation Training Plan

This 6 week plan is to help prepare an athlete who is just getting started with training, coming off a long break or off the couch to help prepare for the training demands for any MTBCoach Base training plan. The MTBCoach Base training plans expect that there is some level of fitness before jumping into the plans. This plans builds the fitness to start the Base plans using cycling, core, yoga and plyometrics.

Start this plan 30 weeks before your goal event. After completing this plan follow any of the MTBCoach 12 week Base training plans. After completing the 12 week Base training plans follow the MTBCoach Build and Race training plans.

Each week is between 7 and 8 hours of training. Weekday workouts are 1 hr to 1.5 hour. Weekend workouts are 1-2 hours.  For a training plan to meet your schedule and/or reduced training hours contact us for a free consult.

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Base -MTB Cross Country Race Training Plans

The plan create strong aerobic fitness to prepare for the 12 week Build plan for 1.5-3hr MTB Cross Country races. The plans include cycling workouts and core workouts to improve endurance, balance and stability. Each week is between 6 and 10 hrs of training. Most weekday workouts are 1 hr to 1.5hr. Weekend rides are 2-3hrs.  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.

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 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 10 hrs of training. Most weekday workouts are 1 hr to 1.5hr. Weekend rides are 2-3 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 to handle the demands of an XC course . 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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Curt helped me get fit and fast for Enduro racing. This is a hard format to train for due to the need for endurance as well as short power bursts. Stages can be upwards of 15 minutes redlined and Curt did a great job of building a program for me that made me competitive.
James Stoup
James Stoup
2019-09-16T12:51:53+0000
I have used both their coaching and their training plans and have had great results with both.
Mike VanWormer
Mike VanWormer
2019-01-14T19:39:26+0000
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
2018-12-28T16:06:42+0000
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