This six week 100 mile mountain bike race plan will prep you for a grueling 100 mile mountain bike race with gobs of Sweet Spot and Threshold plus a dab of anaerobic work during the week. The weekends are full of long rides up to 8 hours with plenty of climbing that will give you a chance to test your fueling plans as well as your saddle fit! There’s also plenty of low aerobic endurance work to help you build that mitochondrial density that will make you more efficient on race day.
Over the course of the six week training plan you’ll ramp up your hours up steadily to handle the long day in the saddle. We’ve included some of our favorite workouts (Bursts, Sweet Spot, Criss-Cross & more) to help you prepare for a great race day!
Example Events are any of the NUE Series race including Cohutta, Mohican, Bailey Hundo, High Cascades and the Shenandoah 100 to name a few 100 milers.
This plan starts with a 20 minute Field Test so you can set your wattage and heart rate zones in the included FasCat Training Zones worksheet. Heart rate is especially important for this race so you can properly pace yourself for such a long race where your power is going to gradually decrease as the race goes on.
Additionally, this plan includes all the “marginal gains” details to get even faster: Recovery Techniques, Rest Days, Yoga (free YogaGlo Membership!!) and Foundation work – all you need is a physical therapy style rubber band and MOTIVATION! There are instructional videos in the plan for you to follow along at home. You’ll perform structured interval work during the week with the option to get out on epic trail rides on the weekends!
Questions about the Six Week 100 Mile Mountain Bike Race Plan or using this plan? See our FAQ below or email/call: firstname.lastname@example.org or 720.406.7444
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