8 Weeks To Your First MTB Race – Week 6

8 Weeks To Your First MTB Race - Week 6


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Image By Zoon Cronje.
Image By Zoon Cronje.

Week 6

Intermediate Phase

Monday: REST

Tuesday: Intervals
Warm up for 30 min in zone 2 and 3: Follow this with 1 x 8 minutes in zone 4. Try to do the interval on a moderate, long climb (8-10%). Warm down for 30 minutes in zone 2 afterwards.

Wednesday: 1 Hour Recovery ride
Zone 2 only. Try to keep cadence high throughout(>90 RPM)

Thursday: 2 Hours
Zone 2 and zone 3. Try to keep cadence high throughout(>90 RPM)

Friday: REST

Saturday: 2 Hours
Zone 2 and zone 3 – Self selected cadence

Sunday: 3 Hours
Zone 2 only. Try to keep cadence high throughout(>90 RPM)

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This training programme refers to training zones. To work out your particular training zones, click here.

This MTB training programme was designed by Dr Jeroen Swart


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