MTB Endurance training plan
Have a long distance MTB event coming up, this is the plan for you.
Can be up to 6 months, but make sure you have smaller goals leading up to your A event
Benchmarks for success
The benchmark for success will be your 20 min power.
Areas of focus
This is a endurance/threshold base plan, which means the efforts are stretched out to develop your ability to cope with consistent pressure on the pedals. This plan can also be useful for multi day sportives and events where you need to back up from but the efforts are longer in nature.
Level of commitment
Generally you should aim for a minimum of 5 hours per week. The event itself lends itself to having a bigger endurance base and therefore, you need the time in the saddle. You can't cheat this.