This plan is geared towards a rider looking to complete the Leadville Trail 100 MTB and with 9-15hrs a week to train. This plan focuses on the quality of the riding you will be doing by incorporating intervals during the week to keep weekday rides no longer than 1.5hr in length and using weekends to work in longer rides from 2.5-5hrs in length. You can expect intervals during the weekdays focusing on increasing power at Lactate Threshold focused on climbs much like what you'll experience at Leadville as well as intervals focusing on building Aerobic Capacity to help improve recovery between hard efforts. Weekend rides will be gradually built up each week as you go through the plan to progressively build up your endurance. This plan also comes with a core workout twice a week to help you go into Leadville with a good strong core.
This plan will work with either power or heart rate or both.
To get started, you'll want to make sure you complete the field test in the attached training guide (under plan details) to establish your training zones for this plan. Make sure you are well rested going into the field test and have had a few lighter rides leading into the field test.
Before starting this plan or any other plan, please consult with your doctor to ensure you are fit to complete a training plan with sustained cardiovascular workouts in warm to hot weather conditions.
For questions on this plan you can contact one of our coaches at firstname.lastname@example.org