LW Coaching Mountain Bike Training Plans are 12 week plans. They have been designed to work as modular units you can stack across an entire season to build out YOUR training year.
Which plans to choose depends on your goals and race focus. Contact Me (Lynda) or post on the Training and Racing Forum with your goals and race season schedule (please include race dates) and I’ll recommend how you should stack your plans to fit your goals this season.
Training plans for YOU!
Stacking Plans for Cross Country Mountain Bike Racing
Stacking training plans for athletes with a single race distance focused season, such as cross country is simple. A Category 1 (expert) racer would stack a Base training plan followed by a Build, Peak and Race plan:
Busy athletes with limited time should select the TIME CRUNCHED cross country mountain bike training plan series.
Single speed cross country racers have their own series of plans to follow too.
Stacking Plans for Mixed Distance Mountain Bike Racing
Most mountain bike racers these days are racing different distances and durations across the season. Maybe a few local cross country races, a 12 hour duo, a 24 hour solo and a 100 miler all in one season. Now that sounds like a fun season!
Mixed distance racing is where the modular format of LW Coaching Training plans shine! There are many different ways to stack the training plans based on your goals and races. Contact me to get your recommended training plan stack.
Here is a mixed distance race season mountain bike training plan stack:
I am planning on doing the Cascade Cream Puff 100 on July 10th, 2011 and the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo on February 19-20th, 2011. I will be riding 24 HOP Duo with a partner for fun and a personal best, but, that is not what I am training for. The Cascade Cream Puff 100 is my ultimate goal. Right now I am 20 pounds above ideal race weight! What program should I get?
Recommended season training plan stack
Start with the 12 week Weight Loss and Base Training Plan to build your aerobic base and bring your body down to race weight.
Next follow the 12 week 100 Mile Mountain Bike Race – Finisher Plan scheduling it to end week #12 on race day at 24 hours in the Old Pueblo.
After Old Pueblo take one week off training and then follow it with a easy recovery week.
This brings you to March 7th and 17 weeks left to train for your peak at Cascade Cream Puff 100 on July 10th.
On March 7th start the 12 week 100 Mile Mountain Bike Race – Personal Record Plan and follow week’s #1 – #5. Then on the week of April 11th take one unstructured recovery focused week off plan. Now you have 12 weeks to Cascade Cream Puff 100 race day. Re-start the 100 Mile Mountain Bike Race – Personal Record Plan at week #1 and follow it through to week #12 for a wicked peak at Cascade Cream Puff