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MTB Race Season Planning Tips

Every great race season begins with a plan. Here are some MTB race season planning tips and considerations when laying out your schedule for the year. First, here’s a list of the tools and concepts we’ll use in the planning process. The PMC is the best tool for planning training volumes. Manage your Headroom Ramp rate is the rate of change in CTL…

10 Off Season Training Tips for Mountain Bike Racers

Here is our new LW Coaching article on TrainingPeaks: 10 Off Season Training Tips for Mountain Bike Racers. For the majority of us, the mountain bike race season runs from April to September with peak races falling between Memorial Day and Labor Day. October and November are our “off-season” months before base training ramps up for the following race season. Even if…

Ski Shape to MTB Race Shape in 8 Weeks

I am a huge fan of TrainingPeaks and have the pleasure of contributing articles to their blog this year. The title is pretty self-explanatory: Ski Shape to MTB Race Shape in 8 Weeks. You’ve skied all winter and your first mountain bike race is in eight weeks. How do you get into mountain bike race shape in two months? Click through…