This Bicycling Mt. Bike Training plan is for the mountain biker preparing for a MTB stage race. This 8 week plan requires you to be able to ride from 8-13 hours a week, get in some great hard training rides and fun times on your MTB. This plan will prepare you for the demands of a MTB stage race, so that you'll be able to recover quickly after each stage and also have you fitter than ever.
Written by Hunter Allen, elite cycling coach and coach of many of the world's top endurance MTB stage racers including Jeremiah Bishop, Hunter has also completed the epic La Ruta MTB stage race in Costa Rica three times.
This plan is built progressively so that it prepares you for harder and tougher workouts throughout the plan. You will begin 'block' training after the first few weeks of training in order to better simulate the upcoming stage race.
Give it your best, this plan will take you to the finish line of your MTB stage race!