This training plan is designed for a 3-4-day stage race consisting of three to four long hard and hilly days such as La Ruta or TR3.
Prior to starting this 12 week plan you must be in the habit of riding 4-6 times per week and be familiar with mountain bike racing. Four hour rides have been a regular part of your riding routine for the past few months. This plan assumes you enter with a good fitness base and are spending the next 12 weeks putting a fine point on your ability to race fast and hard for 4 days in a row. You are peaking for this 4 Day Stage race.
This is a tough plan to ready you for a tough race.
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