This plan takes you though three months of periodised training. One month of base training, one month of build training and a short taper to get you ready to race in just 12 weeks! For riders looking to improve on their previous cross country racing experience or looking for a head start in their first race. This plan includes 5 sessions per week, including Body Weight Circuits for Mountain Bikers and specific mountain bike sessions. These session total up to 10.5 hours of quality training per week. To make the most of this training plan it is assumed that you have a good level of base fitness. If you aren't sure you're ready then why not try our Essential plans first? To complete this training plan, you will need: • A bike • A bike friendly stopwatch or timer • Sufficient spare time to complete the prescribed sessions • Access to a variety of trails Additional training tools to help you make the most of your training plan: • A bike computer with GPS, heart rate monitor with stopwatch function • An indoor trainer • A power meter • If you are following a mountain bike training plan you can improve your skills and technique by using the Dirt School Mountain Bike Coaching App available on The App Store. Android version coming soon.