Adventure X-Stream 12 hour race - Intermediate/advanced
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Adventure Xstream 12 Hour Training Programs
Intermediate to Advanced
This training program consists of several main elements. The first is a detail description of how to train for, race and finish Adventure X-Stream 12 hour adventure races. This description helps intermediate to advanced adventure racing athletes understand training and racing principles and concepts. Guidelines for implementing the specific training schedule for individual experience levels and for rearranging daily workouts to meet individual athlete needs are provided in this section of the plan. This is a word document that can be down loaded, saved and printed. Much of this may seem very obvious to experienced athletes. However, it is amazing to see how many silly mistakes and bad habits affect performance of even the best teams and athletes.
The second part of the program is a weekly schedule of specific workouts detailing each day’s training. While there is some flexibility, this plan is for advance athletes!! You should have complete a base building phase including strength Training. You should be experience in training and racing. This is a web based tool and the daily, weekly and over all plan can be view on line with a username and password specific to each athlete. The workout schedule is easily printed by week or by month.
Additionally, the on line tool has exercise log capabilities. You will be able to keep track of your workouts, volume and progress as you prepare for the event. There are many reports and graphs that are also print friendly.
The intermediate/advanced program contains very difficult intervals. These intervals are intended to create a very specific physiological response that will allow experienced, well trained athletes to make gains in fitness performance specifically for an advanced performance. Proper recovery after hard workouts is critical. Athletes should not attempt to continue intervals of this intensity on and on going bases (training must cycle through phases).
The program was designed and written by Danny Suter who is a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Association of Sports Medicine, a USA cycling Expert Level Coach, and a USA Triathlon level I Coach. Danny has competed in hundreds of adventure races in solo and team categories. He has completed more a dozen international expedition length races including Raid Galouise, Eco Challenge, Southern Traverse and many more. Additionally, Danny has competed in numerous shorter AR events, triathlons, bike races, and has a long career in adventure sports from climbing to kayaking.
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|4:15 hrs||3:00 hrs|
Day Off x2
|0:05 hrs||1:00 hrs|
|1:59 hrs||2:00 hrs|
|3:20 hrs||5:30 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||4:15 hrs||3:00 hrs|
||0:05 hrs||1:00 hrs|
||1:59 hrs||2:00 hrs|
||3:20 hrs||5:30 hrs|