Mountain Bike Stage Race Training Plan

by | Mar 13, 2024 | Racing

This 3 month mountain biking training plan has been used successfully by adult athletes preparing for Mountain Bike Stage Races including Quebec Singletrack Experience (QSE), Trans-Rockies, Single-Track 6,  La-Ruta, BC-Bike-Race (BCBR) and Pisgah Stage Race.


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Is This Mountain BIke Training Plan For You?

The plan runs for approximately 3 months, providing specific preparation, ideally after completing a general or ‘base’ phase.

Weekly hours range from ~5 hours in rest weeks up to ~12-14hrs in biggest weeks. Options are provided to extend or reduce time and to deal with indoor vs. outdoor

Many workouts have downloadable workouts for smart trainers or bike computer but some are focused on outdoors when the workout should be simple (E.g. ride mtb for 3 hours).

Weekend workouts are best on mtb/offroad when possible and climbing is encouraged (most stage races are hilly!)

What Does this Cycling Plan Include?

Our training plans include guidance for core/strength workouts, most of these include a PDF for each strength workout as a bonus! Structured downloads for your cycling workouts are available for most interval workouts (e.g. for Garmin/Zwift). Some endurance workouts or mountain bike workouts will not include downloads to avoid confusion. The plan includes guidance and reminders to ensure you are prepared for the demands of stage racing off-road. These are short and can be done ‘anywhere’.

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Do you Want a Custom Training Plan?

For irregular schedules, bold goals and more advanced athletes Consummate Athlete offers a 3 months Made For You Plan, which eliminate much of the friction of pre-made plans because it takes your schedule, goals, equipment, and abilities into account Learn about 3 Month Plans

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