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Base training, cat 3-4, Tour of the Gila, spring stage race, by Eric Kenney, Ek Endurance Coaching


Eric Kenney

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12 Weeks

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EK Endurance Coaching Plans:
Big event ahead, Big goals, Little time. Streamline your training with better, more effective workouts and periodization for a low cost.
The Gila is so tough its needs its own training plan. This plan will have you prepared and ready to go for the toughest amateur stage race in the US. You will be slowly and efficiently built up for the demands of racing the Gila. 10-12 hours a week is all you need to be at your best for cat 4 or 3 races. this plan includes an article on Gila race tactics and execution for the race. core strength training programs, HR and power zone set up, everything you need for successful preparation.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x6
9:38 hrs 4:00 hrs
Day Off x1
—— ——
Custom x1
0:17 hrs 0:15 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
9:38 hrs 4:00 hrs
Day Off
—— ——
0:17 hrs 0:15 hrs

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Eric Kenney

EK Endurance Coaching

Based in Boulder, Colorado, "Ek" offers customized one on one coaching tailored for competitive athletes looking to reach the Next Big Goal. With many first time kona qualifiers and athletes who turned pro Eric's local group is fun dynamic and knows when it's time to work hard. Local athletes have access to the highest level of coaching with group rides, runs, winter cycling classes, coached swims and the most valuable set of team sponsors, partners and coaching service anywhere.

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