MTB XC Training programe

Discussion in 'Cycling Training' started by Kiara2K, Sep 28, 2003.

  1. Kiara2K

    Kiara2K New Member

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    Hi,

    I am a beginner on mountain bike XC.
    I have not much problem with technical drop but have problem on climbing due to lack of stamina.
    I would like to start training seriously to prepare for XC race (30 km) and I am thinking of taking part in my first race in about 5 - 6 months time.
    I would appreciate if any of you guys can prepare or give me some good training programe or tips which I can follow for my training.
    I know getting a coach is the best solution but here in my country , it is not possible.
    I am going to be a pro rider but just want to be good enough to finish any XC race I take part in.
    By the way I am 40 years old
    Thanking you guys in advance.
     
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  2. Kiara2K

    Kiara2K New Member

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    Sorry, I mean I have no intention to be a pro rider.
     
  3. buckethead

    buckethead New Member

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    Base training lots of miles into your legs, few months of long slow miles. After u have a lots of mile in your system then start with the intensity training. one long ride per week and 3 to 4 hard shorter rides per week. If you feel like crap then listen to your body and ease up. Overtraining is no fun.
     
  4. baseone

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    I'm there with you!
    Did the RedBull 24 hrs this year after minimal training and the thing that got me was not being able to stop like you would on a usual ride. Seems like the only way to learn is to do it, and that's a bit of a steep learning curve but there again everything is steep in biking.
    Best of luck - 40's nothing - it's a good time of life to see what you've got in you and how mentally strong you've become over the years (I'm hoping! 5 yeasr to go for me)
     
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