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The periodisation of training: some new thoughts and some old ideas

22 June 2015

In this article I am going to go into a little bit of the history behind structured training. I will also examine the modern thinking which underpins our training system algorithms behind our generated plans that give you more bang for buck with less hours on the bike. Going right back in time to the early Tour riders one of the…

Mark Wins Mountain Bike Coach of the Year

11 May 2015

The 2015 Subaru Australian Mountain Bike Championships were hosted within the township of Bright. The town is a 150-year-old gold rush town nestled against the backdrop of the Victorian High Country. MTBA held an Inaugural Awards function at the Subaru 2015 Australian MTB Australian Championships to recognise the phenomenal contributions made by the clubs, members, volunteers,…

Race week: The final count down…

24 February 2015

In this post we will consider all the areas that need to be brought together to allow you to not only complete the race if it is your first one, but, if you have done it before to do it faster and more comfortably than ever before. I like to consider the lead up to the…

Pro-tips for racing a half or full mountain bike marathon

5 February 2015

Competing in an mountain bike marathon format (XCM) event is a truly amazing experience. The A to B classic loop is a unique format of racing and tests both you and your equipment over the course of the distance. There are a few things that you can do in order to make the day on…

Post TDU update

29 January 2015

A big hello to all our Today’s Planners. It’s been a very busy time for us at Today’s Plan, so we thought we would send you through what we have been up to. Firstly, a big thank you to all that dropped by our booth at the Tour Down Under expo. It was great to…

Today’s Plan launch powerful online training tools

19 January 2015

Adelaide, Australia – 19 January 2015 — Australian software company, Today’s Plan, have developed a range of powerful online training tools that allow cyclists of any level to enjoy the quantifiable benefits of structured training. These tools are scientifically based and individually tailored. They are delivered via a suite of easy-to-understand tools, allowing riders to track…

Five mistakes commonly made by the self coached athlete

2 January 2015

Mark Fenner is a coaching guru. His proven methodology has been used to help all levels of cyclists from beginners to elite athletes achieve their goals with the time they have available. It is this methodology that forms the sports science behind Today’s Plan. Mark has been riding and racing bikes for over 30 years, and obtained…

Five things you wish you knew when you started

12 December 2014

I first started racing mountain bikes in 1989. The original line up of Guns N’ Roses was still together, singletrack hadn’t been invented yet, and even fluoro colours and purple anodising weren’t on the horizon. Between then and now you can imagine that a lot of things were learnt along the way, and even more…