This training program is the best way to start your training for the year.
This 6 week mountain bike training plan is for the beginner level athlete that knows how to use power. It is the best plan to start the year off with. You will establish baseline measures with a Functional Threshold Test(FTP) at the beginning of the program.
The workouts are 4 days per week with Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as your off days. One of the main goals of this plan is to build your foundation, so there will be a long ride every Sunday focusing on building your aerobic capacity. Rides during the week will be short and sweet. They can be performed indoors or outdoors, your choice.
The rides in the training plan will build your aerobic capacity with long weekend rides, muscular endurance with tempo efforts and big gear efforts, and developing the means to push harder in your next training block.
You will end this plan with the ability to ride longer, harder, and most importantly the training plan setup to move forward with a higher intensity training plan after this.
This training plan will set you up to continue to build your fitness higher and higher following it.