This training plan is made for mountain bikers who train with power, heart rate, or perceived exertion. We have provided testing protocol and explained how to set your training zones within TrainingPeaks. That will allow you to know exactly where you are and provide the correct information for testing in the future.
So you want to race your MTB bike?
This plan is PART 1 of our MTB Race Series plans for the MTB or road cyclist that wants to do multiple MTB races and/or compete in a series and has between 10-15 hours a week to train. This is not a beginner plan and the workouts are hard, long, and will make sure you are ready.
MTB racing means you need to prepare your body for a lot of hard effort, particularly in your VO2Max Training Level, which is high intensity, but you also have to be ready for lots of endurance work.
You need to get ready to go hard for at least three days in a row so this means you will be seeing a steady dose of two things, VO2Max Intervals and Block Training to help improve your overall fitness and stamina.
I know you are going to really do awesome!!!
Go for it!