Master's (45+) MTB Race Training Plan - 9 Week Build/Peak/Race

This plan is recommended for Masters age group racers. Ideally you would have both a road and mountain bike. A heart rate monitor is required. Power is not required, but it is recommended. Typical weeks are 9hrs hours of training, with recovery weeks around 6 hours. One of the benefits of this plan is the ability to adapt it to your needs. You have the option to do the Endurance Rides on either your road or mountain bike. Throughout the plan there are scheduled mountain bike specific rides and workouts. This plan will take a Masters cross-country racer from the start of their build period through their first A priority race. In order to succesfully complete this plan, you must have already completed base training. Most weekday workouts are 1-1.5hrs. Additionally, this plan incorporates strength training. During this plan the emphasis will be increasing threshold power and speed. The workouts in the build period are designed to improve your starts, increase your power, and improve your handling skills at race pace. The plan concludes with a two week taper before your A priority event. Throughout the plan you will perform field tests to gauge fitness and there are opportunities to incorporate level B and C races. As always, custom plans can be created specifically for your needs, contact Pete at

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