This twelve week training plan is an intensive and challenging plan that assumes you have a serious commitment to racing and have age group podium goals at a Championship level Xterra event.
To start this plan you must have at least one season of Xterra racing under your belt and be a confident swimmer and mountain biker. You should have completed six to eight weeks of consistent aerobic swim, bike, run and core strength training prior to following this plan.
During most weeks on the plan you will be swimming, cycling, running, core training and stretching 3-4 times per week. Swimming workouts are paced by time, running by heart rate and cycling is paced either by heart rate or power out-put (watts). Weekly training hours vary from a low of 7:45 on a recovery week to a high of 15 hours in week seven of the plan.
Visit the LW Coaching website http://lwcoaching.com/ 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.