PURPOSE: The Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race is the ultimate challenge for mountain bike enthusiasts. Riders will be challenged by the sheer distance of the event, difficult terrain, potentially extreme weather conditions and altitude as they climb to elevations of over 12,000 ft.!
Focus and commitment are keys to success when it comes to preparing for any extreme endurance event. Coach Troy Jacobson, Head Endurance Sports Coach at Life Time Fitness (www.coachtroy.com), developed this 16-week training program for the experienced cyclist who has an honest respect for the event and understands the commitment and sacrifice required to be properly prepared to complete it and achieve personal goals. Leveraging his Spinervals Cycling workout videos from the Competition Series (www.spinervals.com), the program combines a combination of indoor training, road riding and off-road riding as it progresses the athlete through several phases of competitive fitness development including base, aerobic endurance, lactate threshold, skill/technique and then taper/peak. Athletes can expect training volumes to crest at just around 15 hours a week of time 'in the saddle' as they build endurance, strength and power for this race.
This program, in combination with proper diet and recovery practices, promises to bring the competitive rider to a high level of form and to feel fully confident and prepared to have their best result on race day. It can also be used for other extreme endurance Mountain Bike races.
(Coach's Notes: This program incorporates several of the Spinervals Competition Training DVDs as optional indoor training workouts. The workouts from the series recommended include:
Strendurance 12-Week Strength Training Progression
Spinervals 8.0 - Recovery and Technique
Spinervals 12.0- Recharge
Spinervals 13.0 - Tough Love
Spinervals 14.0 - Totally Time Trial
Spinervals 16.0 - Aero Base Builder I
Spinervals 17.0 - Aero Base Builder II
Spinervals 18.0 - Aero Base Builder III
Spinervals 21.0 - Aero Base Builder IV
Spinervals 22.0 - Time Trialapalooza
Spinervals 25.0 - Aero Base Builder V
Spinervals 26.0 - Hardcore 100
Spinervals 27.0 - Threshold Test and Suffer Fest
Spinervals 28.0 - Aero Base Builder VI
Spinervals 30.0 - Muscular Endurance PLUS
Spinervals 31.0 - Endurance Booster
This recommended Spinervals DVDs can be purchased as a training package for use with your program for 25% OFF the regular price (Reg. price $480, Package Price only $360!) of buying each title separately by going here (or pasting this link into your browser), http://www.spinervals.com/products/item159.cfm
Details and sample video clips for each title recommended can be viewed at www.spinervals.com)
If you have any questions about this program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org today!