You want to peak for that all important race? Below is a run-down on how to go about getting your body ripped and fit for that day of rage. It's broken down into weeks, phase names, and general workouts.
TRANSITION: Recover......lounge, and get fat!
PREPERATION: Prepare to train. Light cardio and weights (This is what I am doing now.)
BASE 3: During Base Phases 1,2, and 3 you should establish endurance, force, and speed skills and muscular endurance.
BUILD 2: During the 2 Build Phases you should aim to hone race specific fitness.
PEAK: For the 2 weeks of the Peak phase you should get in some low key races to test your current fitness and all the hard work you have put in so far up-to-date.
RACE: Unleash it all. Show up to your designated "A" race and let the competition have it!
There ya go! I am off to the YMCA to kick the Stairmaster's arse!
UPDATED AT 12:05: The Stairmaster has officially had it's butt kick'd! I repeat, the Stairmaster is wish'n I didn't show up today.
Information taken from Mountain Bikers Training Bible by Joe Friel