"Your Transsylvania Epic specific training plan was spot-on and I was thrilled to not only finish the TSE, but finish it feeling good and still strong on day 7. I’ve never experienced “peak fitness” before, even after all these years of racing. It was an awesome feeling to be so ready for the TSE. Thank you SO much for all your help in preparing for this."


I am fairly new to mountain bike racing, having only raced for three years.  I had previously trained by doing long rides with little to no structure and found myself treating a lot of overuse and nagging injuries without improving my performance.  For the current race season, I wanted to do something to produce better results with no injury so I tried a 12 week stage race training plan.  It worked! 

Chris's training plan provided me the foundation for training for two 7-day stage races, while talking to other mountain bike racers in the community provided me motivation and support.  Through local mountain bike message boards, I contacted a couple other racers who were all doing Chris's plan and we would discuss how we were doing on a weekly and daily basis.  On the weekends, we would meet-up to do the same workout together.  Chris made an impact on me and the community of mountain bike racers, now the only problem is that everyone is trained better and have become faster!


"I was amazed at how much faster and confident I became on the bike in just one season with Chris. I upgraded to expert racer this year and was able to do well in races my first season. However, my real focus was the Shenandoah Mountain 100. I not only finished it, but I did it in under 12 hours! But what really surprised me was how prepared I was both mentally and physically. I didn't just finish that race, I enjoyed it! Training with Chris prepared me in more ways than I realized. His constant attention to my schedule, emotional support and encouragement throughout the season really made a difference. I couldn't have done it without him and would highly recommend him to anyone!"

-Tracy P

From years of racing and winning elite level endurance events, I have gained a wealth of experience and knowledge in how to complete and excel in these races.  I want to share this with other athletes and help them reach their goals. My experience in endurance mountain bike races, including marathons, 100 milers, multi day stage races and 24 hour races is second to none.  In fact, I have probably raced the event you are preparing for and know it inside and out.

Coaching Style
Plans devised by me based on individual communication and personal attention.  Unique, customized training plans based on the individual's goals, riding experience, and time available to train.  Constant monitoring of training, preparations and racing with appropriate tips and advice at every turn. Coaching services addressing the demands of cyclocross racing are also available.

For more information, send an email to info@chriseatough.com


Performance $250/month  
  • Daily training plan in 4 week blocks for continuous assessment and adjustment
  • Racing strategy advice (pacing, efficiency, equipment choices and bike handling tips)
  • Mountain bike racing or cyclocross or both
  • Core training guidelines
  • Mental preparation/sports psychology
  • Race day nutrition plan
  • 2 phone conferences and 4 emails per month
  • Coaching via affiliate coach, guidance via Chris Eatough

Elite  $400/month  

  • Daily training plan in 4 week blocks for continuous assessment and adjustment
  • Racing strategy advice (pacing, efficiency, equipment choices and bike handling tips)
  • Core training guidelines
  • Mental preparation/sports psychology
  • Race day nutrition plan
  • 2 phone conferences per month and 4 emails per month
  • Included one-on-one riding clinic ($400 value)
  • All coaching and communication direct with Chris Eatough

  • Both plans require $250 sign up fee
    (to develop athlete profile based on goals, training history, time available to train,
    strengths/weaknesses evaluation)

    Also available: in-person riding clinics.
    Ride with me and be coached on technical skill, efficiency, and riding style.
    $400/day for non-clients, $300/day for Performance Plan clients, first one free for Elite Plan clients.

Now Available: Race specific 12 week training plans $100 each

Follow Chris' recommended daily training to prepare for your favorite event.  The following plans are now available:

  • Winter Training Plan
  • 24 Hour Solo Race
  • 100 Mile MTB Race race
  • MTB Stage Race
  • Race specific plans (Shenandoah 100, Cohutta 100, Trans-Sylvania Stage Race)

Read more on the Training Plans page.