Need training program for 100K XC race (14 weeks from now)
Can anybody send me a recommended training program to prepare for a 100 K XC race which is 14 weeks from now ? I'm a sport class 48 year old mountain biker in decent shape. Thanks
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I'd suggest you pick up a copy of Joe Friel's cyclists training bible, and design your own training plan around your needs and abilites. I believe he makes one for MTB racers too.
Or, if you don't have the patience/desire to do that, I'd look into hiring a coach to develop a plan for you.
ride lots be safe
Recommend you post up in the long distance cycling forum for some good advice.
The main things you'll want to train are, of course, long rides - a 60+ miler over mtb trails could be a 6 hour ride, so you want to get used to being on the bike that long.
And you want to learn how to eat / drink properly for that long so you can finish.