Leadville Qualifer Event Training Plans

Fine-tune and sharpen your fitness to successfully reach your Leadville Qualifier goals!

Developed by Julie Young, these science-based plans help those with demanding lives maximize training time. We know as elite international athletes and coaches its more than just riding more, it’s a balanced comprehensive approach that includes off-bike stability and mobility, and efficient and effective structured on-bike workouts.

 

What You Get

  • A personal training calendar powered by TrainingPeaks.
  • Log workouts and analyze heart rate, power, pace and other data.
  • Receive optional daily workout notifications via e-mail.
  • Upload your workouts from over 90 compatible devices.
  • View workouts on the go with free apps for iPhone or Android.

 

These training plans are designed for the busy individual with finite training time, and has developed a base of endurance, riding approximately 10 hours per week. This plan will help fine-tune fitness for the specific demands of the Leadville Qualifiers.

The plan will build over a three-week period with the fourth week focused on rest and active recovery. Each week will include suggested off-bike, stability and mobility work as well as structured on-bike workouts. Generally, the plan will include three structured workouts, two endurance days, one day dedicated to stability-mobility (shorter stability-mobility sessions sprinkled in to the week) and one complete rest day.

Mid-week workouts will be kept to 1.5-2h of total work (including off-bike and on-bike work) with the weekend workouts gradually increasing from a total of six hours maxing to a total of approximately eight hours of total work.

The training plan also includes an initial 20 minute consult with Julie, to provide an overview of the training plan objectives and address specific questions.

Choose your plan for either the Wilmington Whiteface or Tahoe Trail MTB Leadville Qualifier events!

 

Training Zones Calculator

Training plan description codes:

Warm-up = W/U
Workout = W/O
Slow Endurance = SE
Long Endurance = LE
Medium Endurance = ME
Sub-Threshold = ST
Lactate Threshold = LT
Vo2 Max = Vo2
Anaerobic Capacity = AC
Neuromuscular = NM