This Mountain Bike Training Plan is designed for a Sport or Cat 2 mountain biker.
This is a great training plan to start your training season off with.
This 2 month mountain bike training plan will work on building your Base. The major focus of this plan is to get your body prepared with a great foundation to build on for racing season. The main focus is on longer rides, sub threshold work, and muscular force work. The training plan starts with small build of mainly volume in the first month with introduction to some intensity as the month goes on. In the second month, more intensity is added in along with more specific work to prepare you for your Build program which follows this.
You will need access to a heart rate monitor and will need to know how to use it. You can do the training on a road or mountain bike.
After you are done with this program, your next step is to go into a "Cross Country Race Build: Mountain Bike Program".
With this program you will also receive nutritional information, a detailed description of heart rate zones, and a start-up guide that introduces you to interval training.
Expect the following from this plan:
*9-14 hours of riding per week
*5 days of riding per week(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday)
*Friday is an optional ride and accounted for in the overall volume of the weeks
*1 off day per week(Monday)
*Rides during the week range from 0:50-1:40 hour
*Weekend long rides will range from 3-5 hours.
*Clear and precise instructions on how to execute each workout
*You will establish your Heart Rate Zones within the first week of training(details within the start up guide included with purchase)