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    • #22811
      Avatartycorle
      Participant

      Hello – I’m looking at 2022 trying the NUE epic series with Mohican (June ’22), Lumberjack (June ’22), Wilderness 101 (July), and Shenendoah (September). Can you recommend a training plan stack? Of note, I live in Michigan and don’t have a fat bike so the winter will be largely trainer miles. I already have the 100 mile MTB PR plan from doing Lumberjack this year. I was thinking of doing that one again, but making the A-race Wilderness 101 in July, with Mohican and Lumberjack substituted instead of some of the long weekend mtb rides. Where I get stuck is which plan to do for base/winter, and then what to do from July to September (Shenendoah). I’m 38, female, somewhat beginner MTB skill-wise but good fitness/endurance from other long cycling and triathlon events. I also like to do some crit racing in August when it’s hot, and cyclocross in the fall….. Thanks for any tips!! –Ty

    • #22814
      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Hi Ty,

      I love to hear you planning ahead so far. You can make big gains with that much time to train. I recommend you follow this training plans stack, timing it to end at your first 100 miler race in 2022.

      – 12-week Category 1 Cross Country Mountain Bike Base Mountain Bike Training Plan

      – Schedule 1 week off between plans for an extra recovery week or to catch up on a missed week

      – 12-week Category 1 Cross Country Mountain Bike Build, Peak and Race Mountain Bike Training Plan

      – Schedule 1 week off between plans for an extra recovery week or to catch up on a missed week

      – 12-week 100 Mile Mountain Bike Race Personal Record Mountain Bike Training Plan

      Coach Lynda

    • #23742
      Avatartycorle
      Participant

      Hi Lynda –

      I bought the Cat 1 Base plan based on your recommendation above, but then I changed my race schedule. My big goal this year is Marji Gesick 100 (now that I actually got in/registered), but also completing the NUE series leading up to it (fine with using those as training rides more than “races”). In your suggestion above, I wasn’t clear on what I should do to maintain fitness after the first 100 miler, through to the September race.

      Races:
      C-Mar 26 Barry Roubaix 100 (gravel, 20 weeks out)
      C-Apr 23 Cohutta 100 (mtb, 24 weeks out)
      C-May 21 Mohican 100 (mtb, 28 weeks out)
      B-Jun 18 Lumberjack 100 (mtb, 32 weeks out)
      C-Jul 24 Wilderness 101 (mtb, 37 weeks out)
      A-Sep 17 Marji Gesick 100 (mtb & hike-a-bike for me 20+ hours, 45 weeks out) (registered, A-race)

      I already own the Category 1 MTB base and the 100 miler PR plan but I really like the look of the Winter training for Endurance MTB-ers plan for the cold Michigan winter to work on my weaknesses, and I like the look of the 24 hour solo MTB finisher as the final plan leading into Marji. (But I haven’t bought those two yet). I also feel like I’m not quite ready to start right this moment, as I’m still enjoying some fun fall trail riding now, and probably should take a week or so off after that and before jumping into the real training.

      Do you have a suggestion on how to stack those 4 plans (or parts of them) to fit the race dates listed at the beginning (with the first 3 being fine as training rides/practice races)? If this is beyond the scope of a forum question, please let me know and I can book a call!

      Thank you for all the awesome plans and articles!

      –Ty

      • This reply was modified 2 months ago by Avatartycorle.
    • #23747
      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Hi Ty,

      Tell me the date you will start on your training plan stack.

      Coach Lynda

    • #23748
      Avatartycorle
      Participant

      November 29

    • #23754
      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Edit: Sorry the formatting got all messed up. Let me know if it is confusing.

      Hi Ty,

      Here is the training plan stack and timing I recommend you follow

      Date – Week – Plan
      11/29/2021 – 1 Follow the Cat 1 Cross Country MTB Base Mountain Bike Training Plan
      12/06/2021 – 2
      12/13/2021 – 3
      12/20/2021 – 4
      12/27/2021 – 5
      1/03/2022 – 6
      1/10/2022 – 7
      1/17/2022 – 8
      1/24/2022 – 9
      1/31/2022 – 10
      2/07/2022 – 11
      2/14/2022 – 12
      2/21/2022 – 8 Follow the 100 Mile MTB Race Personal Record Mountain Bike Training Plan
      2/28/2022 – 9
      3/07/2022 – 10
      3/14/2022 – 11
      3/21/2022 – 12 Race Barry Roubaix 100
      3/28/2022 – 0 Take a week off training for rest and recovery
      4/4/2022 – 10
      4/11/2022 – 11
      4/18/2022 – 12 Cohutta 100
      4/25/2022 – 4 Rest week. Replace the test with a day off.
      5/02/2022 – 5
      5/09/2022 – 11
      5/16/2022 – 12 Mohican 100
      5/23/2022 – 0 Take a week off training for rest and recovery
      5/30/2022 – 10
      6/6/2022 – 11
      6/13/2022 – 12 Lumberjack 100
      6/20/2022 – 0 Take a week off training for rest and recovery
      6/27/2022 – 1
      7/4/2022 – 2
      7/11/2022 – 3
      7/18/2022 – 12 Wilderness 101
      7/25/2022 – 4 Follow the 24-Hour Solo Mountain Bike Personal Record Mountain Bike Training Plan starting at week 4 (rest week). Replace the test with a day off.
      8/01/2022 – 6
      8/08/2022 – 7
      8/15/2022 – 8
      8/22/2022 – 9
      8/29/2022 – 10
      9/05/2022 – 11
      9/12/2022 – 12 Marji Gesick 100

      Coach Lynda

    • #23755
      Avatartycorle
      Participant

      Thank you so much!!!

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