TRAINING PLANS

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The plans below offer training and preparation tips for several different types of mountain bike races.  The plans include a detailed  training schedule, with specific workouts, intensities and durations prescribed.  Each plan also includes my tips and advice to help you perform at your best on race day.

The training is challenging, as it needs to be to prepare properly for a difficult race, but it is designed to be manageable for a man or woman with a day job and/or family. 

Both road and trail riding are recommended in the plans, but a road bike is not necessary. A mountain bike can be used for both the road and trail rides. No heart rate or power meters are required. The effort levels are prescribed as a percentage of maximum effort.

These plans will motivate you and keep you on track, so that you are doing the intensity and duration of training at the right time, and will help you "arrive" at your focus mountain bike race in peak condition.

NOTE: These plans should not be shared with others. One person per purchase please! If you know someone that would benefit from the Training Plans, please refer them to this website so they can purchase their own plan.
Chris Eatough's 12 Week Training Plan: 100 Mile MTB Race

Cost: $100
This is Chris' recommended training plan to prepare for 100 mile mountain bike race, such as Leadville, Shenandoah, Lumberack, etc. The plan includes a detailed daily training schedule, focused on building up the aerobic fitness and endurance necessary to survive and actually enjoy the whole 100 miles of mountain biking. The plan is also full of Chris' tips on how to prepare, and how to perform optimally in a 100 mile mountain bike race. The target audience is the intermediate to expert level cyclist with at least one year of mountain biking experience and decent general fitness. This plan will motivate you and keep you on track, so that you are doing the intensity and duration of training at the right time, and will help you "arrive" at your focus 100 mile mountain bike race in peak condition.
Chris Eatough's 12 Week Training Plan: MTB Stage Race

Cost: $100
This is Chris' recommended training plan to prepare for a multi day mountain bike stage race such as BC Bike Race, Transrockies, Trans Pennsylvania, etc. The plan includes a detailed daily training schedule, focused on building speed, endurance, and the ability to recover on a daily basis. The plan is also full of Chris' tips on how to prepare, and how to perform optimally in a mountain bike stage race. The target audience is the intermediate to expert level cyclist with at least one year of mountain biking experience and decent general fitness. This plan will motivate you and keep you on track, so that you are doing the intensity and duration of training at the right time, and will help you "arrive" at your focus mountain bike stage race in peak condition.
Chris Eatough's 12 Week Training Plan: 24 Hour Solo

Cost: $100
This is Chris' recommended training plan to prepare for a 24 Hour Solo race. The plan includes a detailed daily training schedule, focused on building up the aerobic fitness, endurance, efficiency and toughness necessary to finish a 24 Hour Solo race. The plan also includes Chris' detailed guidelines on how to prepare your bikes, your clothing, and your pit crew, as well as what to focus on during the race, and how to stay mentally tough enough to make it to the finish line. The target audience is the intermediate to expert level cyclist with at least one year of mountain biking experience and decent general fitness. The combination of the training, the prerace preparation advice, and the raceday tips are crucial information if you are are attempting a 24 Hour Solo race, and will boost your chance of succes in the big race.
Chris Eatough's 12 Week Training Plan, Mohican 100

Cost: $100
This is Chris' recommended training plan to prepare for the Mohican 100. The plan includes a detailed daily training schedule, focused on building up the aerobic fitness and endurance necessary to survive and actually enjoy the whole race. The plan also includes Chris' detailed course description and tips on how to survive the Mohican 100 pacing, nutrition, mental toughness, equipment recommendations etc). The target audience is the intermediate to expert level cyclist with at least one year of mountain biking experience and decent general fitness. This plan will motivate you and keep you on track, so that you are doing the intensity and duration of training at the right time, and will help you "arrive" at Mohican 100 in peak condition.
Chris Eatough's 12 Week Training Plan; Trans-Sylvania Epic

Cost: $100
This is Chris' recommended training plan to prepare for the Trans-Sylvania Epic Stage Race. The plan includes a detailed daily training schedule, focused on building speed, endurance, and the ability to recover on a daily basis. The plan is also full of Chris' tips on how to prepare specifically for the Trans-Sylvania race, with it's rocky, rooty, and hilly terrain which Chris is very familiar with. The target audience is the intermediate to expert level cyclist with at least one year of mountain biking experience and decent general fitness. This plan will motivate you and keep you on track, so that you are doing the intensity and duration of training at the right time, and will help you "arrive" at the Trans-Sylvania Epic race in peak condition.
Chris Eatough's 12 Week Training Plan: High Cascades 100

Cost: $100
This is Chris' recommended training plan to prepare for the High Cascades 100. The plan includes a detailed daily training schedule, focused on building up the aerobic fitness and endurance necessary to survive and actually enjoy the whole race. The plan also includes Chris' recommendations for race nutrition and equipment choices. The target audience is the intermediate to expert level cyclist with at least one year of mountain biking experience and decent general fitness. This plan will motivate you and keep you on track, so that you are doing the intensity and duration of training at the right time, and will help you "arrive" at High Cascades 100 in peak condition.
Chris Eatough's 12 Week Training Plan: Test of Endurance 50

Cost: $100
This is Chris' recommended training plan to prepare for the Test of Endurance 50. The plan includes a detailed daily training schedule, focused on building up the aerobic fitness and endurance necessary to survive and actually enjoy the whole race. The plan also includes Chris' recommendations for race nutrition and equipment choices. The target audience is the intermediate to expert level cyclist with at least one year of mountain biking experience and decent general fitness. This plan will motivate you and keep you on track, so that you are doing the intensity and duration of training at the right time, and will help you "arrive" at the Test of Endurance 50 in peak condition.
Chris Eatough's 12 Week Training Plan, Patapsco 100

Cost: $100
This is Chris' recommended training plan to prepare for the Patapsco 100. The first time that there has been a 100 mile mountain bike race on my local trails! The plan includes a detailed daily training schedule, focused on building up the aerobic fitness and endurance necessary to survive and actually enjoy the whole race. The plan also includes Chris' detailed course description and tips on how to survive the Patapsco 100 pacing, nutrition, mental toughness, equipment recommendations etc). The target audience is the intermediate to expert level cyclist with at least one year of mountain biking experience and decent general fitness. This plan will motivate you and keep you on track, so that you are doing the intensity and duration of training at the right time, and will help you "arrive" at Patapsco 100 in peak condition. ADDED BONUS: 25% OF THIS PURCHASE WILL GO TOWARDS ADVENTURES FOR THE CURE. FEEL GOOD THAT YOUR TRAINING IS SUPPORTING A GREAT CAUSE. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ADVENTURES FOR THE CURE HERE: www.adventuresforthecure.com
Chris Eatough's 12 Week Training Plan, Telluride 100

Cost: $100
This is Chris' recommended training plan to prepare for the Telluride 100. The plan includes a detailed daily training schedule, focused on building up the aerobic fitness and endurance necessary to survive and actually enjoy the whole Telluride 100. The plan also includes Chris' detailed course description and tips on how to survive each section of the Telluride 100 (pacing, nutrition, mental toughness, etc). The target audience is the intermediate to expert level cyclist with at least one year of mountain biking experience and decent general fitness. This plan will motivate you and keep you on track, so that you are doing the intensity and duration of training at the right time, and will help you "arrive" at Telluride 100 in peak condition.
Chris Eatough's 12 Week Training Plan: Wilderness 101

Cost: $100
This is Chris' recommended training plan to prepare for the Wilderness 101. The plan includes a detailed daily training schedule, focused on building up the aerobic fitness and endurance necessary to survive and actually enjoy the whole race. The plan also includes Chris' detailed course description and tips on how to survive the Wilderness 101 (pacing, nutrition, mental toughness, equipment recommendations etc). The target audience is the intermediate to expert level cyclist with at least one year of mountain biking experience and decent general fitness. This plan will motivate you and keep you on track, so that you are doing the intensity and duration of training at the right time, and will help you "arrive" at Wilderness 101 in peak condition.
Chris Eatough's 12 Week Training Plan, Shenandoah 100

Cost: $100
This is Chris' recommended training plan to prepare for the Shenandoah 100. The plan includes a detailed daily training schedule, focused on building up the aerobic fitness and endurance necessary to survive and actually enjoy the whole race. The plan also includes Chris' detailed course description and tips on how to survive each section of the Shenandoah 100 (pacing, equipment, nutrition, mental toughness, etc). The target audience is the intermediate to expert level cyclist with at least one year of mountain biking experience and decent general fitness. This plan will motivate you and keep you on track, so that you are doing the intensity and duration of training at the right time, and will help you "arrive" at Shenandoah 100 in peak condition.
Chris Eatough's 12 Week Training Plan: Something Wicked 6 Hour Race

Cost: $100
This is Chris' recommended training plan to prepare for the Something Wicked 6 Hour Race. The plan includes a detailed daily training schedule, focused on building up the aerobic fitness and endurance necessary to survive and actually enjoy the whole race. The plan also includes Chris' take on the race course and tips on how to conquer it. The target audience is the intermediate to expert level cyclist with at least one year of mountain biking experience and decent general fitness. This plan will motivate you and keep you on track, so that you are doing the intensity and duration of training at the right time, and will help you "arrive" at Something Wicked in peak condition.
Chris Eatough's 12 Week Training Plan: MoCo Epic

Cost: $100
This is Chris' recommended training plan to prepare for the MoCo Epic. The plan includes a detailed daily training schedule, focused on building up the aerobic fitness and endurance necessary to survive and actually enjoy the whole race. The plan also includes Chris' recommendations for race nutrition and equipment choices. The target audience is the intermediate to expert level cyclist with at least one year of mountain biking experience and decent general fitness. This plan will motivate you and keep you on track, so that you are doing the intensity and duration of training at the right time, and will help you "arrive" at the MoCo Epic in peak condition.
Chris Eatough's 12 Week Training Plan: Patapsco Epic

Cost: $75
This is Chris' recommended training plan to prepare for the Patapsco Epic. The plan includes a detailed daily training schedule, focused on building up the aerobic fitness and endurance necessary to survive and actually enjoy the whole race. The plan also includes Chris' recommendations for race nutrition and equipment choices. The target audience is the intermediate to expert level cyclist with at least one year of mountain biking experience and decent general fitness. This plan will motivate you and keep you on track, so that you are doing the intensity and duration of training at the right time, and will help you "arrive" at the Patapsco Epic in peak condition.
Chris Eatough's 12 Week Training Plan for Cohutta 100

Cost: $100
This is Chris' recommended training plan to prepare for the Cohutta 100. The plan includes a detailed daily training schedule, focused on building up the aerobic fitness and endurance necessary to survive and actually enjoy the whole Cohutta 100. The plan also includes Chris' detailed course description and tips on how to survive each section of the Cohutta 100 (pacing, nutrition, mental toughness, etc). The target audience is the intermediate to expert level cyclist with at least one year of mountain biking experience and decent general fitness. This plan will motivate you and keep you on track, so that you are doing the intensity and duration of training at the right time, and will help you "arrive" at Cohutta 100 in peak condition.
Chris Eatough's 20 Week Winter Training Plan

Cost: $100
This is Chris' recommended winter training plan. The plan provides detailed guidelines on how to transition from one season to the next, optimize your training through the winter, and prepare for the upcoming race season. The plan includes a detailed daily training schedule with alternatives each day in case conditions are not favorable. Core training guidelines and suggested indoor trainer workouts are also included. The target audience is the intermediate to expert level cyclist with at least one year of mountain biking experience and decent general fitness. This plan will help you make the most of your off season, and prepare you for your best mountain biking season to date.
Combo Pack: Winter Plan and Shenandoah 100 Plan

Cost: $150
This purchase is a special deal on Chris' 20 Week Winter Training Plan and Shenandoah 100 Training Plan. Regular price for both of these plans is $200, but the combo pack is just $150.