Cross Country 12 Week Build Plan (Cat 3/Beginner)

This is a 12 week plan for the Cat 3 Beginner Level MTB Racer with a "A" Race at the end of the 12 weeks. By the end of this training plan, if followed, the racer will be competitive in the Cat 3 Beginner Races that last about 1:30-2hrs. Start this plan 12 weeks before your goal race. Each week is between 7.5 and 12hrs of training. Most weekday workouts are 1.5 hr to 2hr. Weekend rides are 2-3:30hrs hrs. This plan assumes that the athlete has a 6-12 weeks base level training Plan is designed to start on a Monday with longer workouts on weekends. The plan focuses on improving vo2max, endurance, and power. A core workout three times a week improves balance, handling, endurance and power. See my website for more information about me.

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