Winter Training Plan for Endurance Distance Mountain Bikers

This plan is for the endurance-distance mountain biker with goals to increase strength and speed over the winter. This plan can be followed using heart rate only or power plus heart rate. Both heart rate and power testing and training instructions are available daily. Endurance distance cyclists end their race season with a large aerobic and endurance base built up by the specific demands of endurance training and racing 24-hr, 12-hr, 100 milers and stage races. To build performance up to the next level, endurance distance racers should use the off-season to improve non-specific strengths such as VO2max power and leg strength. Visit the LW Coaching website to ask training plan questions on our forum, read mountain bike specific training articles, learn new workouts and see what events our coaches and athletes have been racing.

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