Training for a mountain bike stage race with multi day riding
places huge demands on your body. Especially if you have never
done it before and are not used to it. However with a
systematic training plan and proper health and nutrition we
have been able to successfully complete several Cape Epic
races. Using Polar heart rate training programs and doing multiday training camps and long training rides we have come
up with a winning formula to enjoying Cape Epic and finishing
Health and Nutrition - Demanding training requires lots of
energy and a healthy body, expert advice and learning more is
Counting and Goal Weight - Getting down to race weight
while training and eating like a horse can be challenging.
Heart Rate Training
Basics - Understand the basics of heart rate based
training and design your own training plans.
Training Program - This is the core to your training
plan and is like having your own personal coach.
Bike Training Plan - A complete plan including
distance, multi-day rides and lots of climbing will get you
We have used proven Polar
heart rate based training programs.
Cape Epic 2008 training
Cape Epic 2007 training
Epic 2005 training
If you have specific questions or comments then
contact us, or discuss and
share your experiences and advice for others to see at the
Epic Guide Discussion.