This is our 7 week plan to build your XTERRA racing fitness designed to set you up for your "A" race. This program is designed to follow our 9-week Base program, but you can easily jump into this program if you have a couple months base training under your belt. Following this plan you can implement your own taper/race schedule or follow our Race program available in Training Peaks Store.
---RACE PREP PHASE: 7 weeks, designed for the intermediate to advanced XTERRA athlete ramping up their swim-bike-run fitness for their upcoming goal event(s). The training sessions incorporate a Vo2 max and Threshold training emphasis while maintaining the strength & endurance from the base phase, and including easy recovery sessions to allow for adequate rest and absorption of training intensity.
---INCLUDED with your training plan purchase is the ability to email me with questions as you follow my plan: firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck and have fun!
-Ability Level: Intermediate to Advanced (program adjustable in both volume and intensity)
-Number of Weeks: 9 (3 build, 1 recovery, 3 build)
-Training Days per Week: 5-7 (written for 7 days, but can be consolidated to as few as 5)
-Training Hours per Week: 8-15+ (adjustable depending on your preference of aerobic volume)
-Equipment Needed: pool, weights, HRM, power meter is preferred.