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    Mountain bike race training plan

    As much as I hate to become a regimented trainer, I really want to race mountain bikes next summer, so I developed a plan that I feel is solid. I have mapped out a circuit that is 5.75 miles long around campus, so one of these is a lap.

    week one: 4 laps 5 days per week
    week two: 5 laps 5 days a week
    week three: 6 laps five days per week
    week four: 7 laps three days per week
    weekend: race

    My first race will most likely be in late march, so I will have to start this in Feburary.

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    I'd take it easy week four.

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    So, 4 laps 3 times that week? I have heard to increase by 10% every week until week 4, then you back it off, but I forget by how much.

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    week 4 maybe like this:

    mon: off
    tues: 4 laps
    wed: 3 laps
    thurs: off
    fri: 4 laps
    sat: race

    just don't take a day off the day before the race

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