Cross Country 12 Week Base Plan (Cat 1/Expert)

This is a 12 week plan Base plan for the Cat 1 / Expert Level MTB Racer. The plan builds endurance, muscular endurance, speed and power to prepare fore the 12 week Build plan for 1.5-2hr XC races.

Start this plan 24 weeks before your goal race. Then follow the Cross Country Build Plan for optimal training for your goal.

The plans includes core workouts to build endurance, power, balance and stability.

Each week is between 7 and 13hrs of training. Most weekday workouts are 1 hr to 1.5hr. Weekend rides are 2.5-4hrs

Plan is designed to start on a Monday with longer workouts on weekends.

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