Each workout in this LW Coaching Category 1 Cross Country TIME CRUNCHED Build, Peak and Race Training Plan has both power and heart rate training guidelines. Athletes can follow along with a heart rate monitor only or take advantage of a power meter on some or all of their rides.
Are you trying to have a real life and race your best? Do you have other time commitments (demanding jobs, school, kids, other extracurriculars/interests) preventing you from putting in the massive hours usually required in most training plans? This training plan maximizes the time a busy person *does* have. You know, kinda like - train smarter, not harder.
This is not the quick & easy way to suddenly be a Category 1 Expert mountain biker, but a time efficient training plan maximizing workout time for busy folks who want to set their own personal records - which may or may not include a podium finish.
This plan is designed to follow on after the 12 week LW Coaching Category 1 TIME CRUNCHED Cross Country Base Training Plan. This plan will take you up to a peak fitness level and push you to breakthrough performances during your race season.
Most weekday workouts have tips to help you work the sessions into your busy life and advice on whether to move the workout to another day or just miss it out. Optional extra point bonus workouts are included in the plan for you to take advantage of when you have unexpected free time and each Friday has a bike commute option to take advantage of casual Friday's. The longest ride of the week is at the weekend.
Weekly training hours average around 6-8 hours with 1-2 extra bonus workouts per week on top of that available for you if you have the time and energy.
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.