This 12 week plan is designed to prepare you to confidently and comfortably finish a 50 mile distance mountain bike event. Prior to starting this plan you should have been riding about 2-3 times per week and be confident riding off-road.
50 mile events are short enough to require speed and long enough to require endurance, pacing and fueling to be trained. This plan is a combination of these aspects designed to bring an athlete into peak fitness for a 50 mile distance event.
The plan uses heart rate and perceived exertion to guide training intensity. A heart rate monitor is required. Heart rate zones are set with a field test in week one.
Visit the LW Coaching website http://lwcoaching.com/ to ask training plan questions on our forum, read mountain bike specific training articles, learn new workouts and see what events our coaches and athletes have been racing.