Mountain bike training plans. Mountain bike coaching.

Start Training

Understanding 4 hard days b2b in masters base MTB program

Home MTB Training and Racing Forums Athlete Support Forum Understanding 4 hard days b2b in masters base MTB program

Viewing 3 reply threads
  • Author
    Posts
    • #20768
      Avatarfdeswardt
      Participant

      Hi there,

      Now in week 6 of the masters MTB base program and been confused about having 4 hard b2b sessions from Mon-Thu on the build weeks?

      Mon & Wed are strength sessions with Tue & Thu are high intensity interval sessions. My legs are shot by Wed and have zero power on Thu which is the toughest session of the week.

      Past training programs used polarized sessions with hard days separated by easy days, and strength workouts were on same day as hard sessions, but first intervals in the morning and then strength in the evening, so that is a super hard day with next day having 1hr recovery spin.

      Want to understand the rational behind having 4 hard on the legs days in a row for base phase?

      Thanks,
      Faan

    • #20769
      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Hi Faan,

      We spread out the workouts with as much recovery time as possible instead of stacking them in the same day.

      Back down the intensity of your strength sessions if needed and focus on your daily recovery. Look through our Tools to Speed Recovery doc to see if there are any recovery strategies you can add to your routine to increase recovery speed. The top 2 to examine are nutrition and sleep.

      Coach Lynda

    • #20770
      Avatarfdeswardt
      Participant

      So strength work with workouts like deadlift, squats, hamstring curl should feel easy for masters athlete?

    • #20771
      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      No. This is why they are in the Base plan early in the season to build strength before racing and higher intensity race specific training begins.

      Coach Lynda

Viewing 3 reply threads
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.