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Red Bull Defiance - Final 8 Week Training Plan

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Red Bull Defiance - Final 8 Week Training Plan

Author

Dr Will O'Connor

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Length

8 Weeks

Plan Description

Use this training plan for the final 8 weeks leading into Red Bull Defiance.

An often neglected area of preparing for an event is simulating the race environment in training. During defiance you will be training with a partner, carrying your food and water, and exercising for long durations on back-to-back days in the middle of summer.
Some important aspects that are integrated into this training plan are;

> Nutrition and hydration
> Running before and after mountain biking
> Training with your partner; who’s stronger at what?
> Completing “big weekends” to simulate the 2-day demands of defiance

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x3
02:33:00 02:00:00
Other x2
00:22:00 01:00:00
MTB x2
02:11:00 03:30:00
Bike x1
01:00:00 01:15:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run
02:33:00 02:00:00
Other
00:22:00 01:00:00
MTB
02:11:00 03:30:00
Bike
01:00:00 01:15:00

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • GPS

All supported devices

Dr Will O'Connor

Dr Will O'Connor

I have been racing, studying and coaching endurance sports for my entire adult life. For me, endurance training isn't an afterthought or a chore, it's a way of life.

Early mornings, blisters, afternoon naps, getting excited about the latest Garmin release, that's who I am.


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