Coast to Coast individual ADVANCED plan - November

Average Weekly Breakdown
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 13:11

This training plan is for those athletes who are competing in the 1 day race or are looking to have a breakthrough performance in the 2 day race. It is expected that these athletes have a good level of base fitness.

The training load is approximately 15-16 hours per week during the load weeks and 6.5 hours during the recovery weeks.

This training plan builds off the training performed in the October training plan.

Sample Day 1
1:30:00
Steady hill run

Run at a steady pace over hilly terrain. Focus on a tall relaxed posture and high cadence on the up hills. Run at Zone 3-4. Your heart rate may come up out of your zone on the up hills but do not worry. Focus on running steady.

Sample Day 1
1:00:00
Steady paddle - Bungee

Perform this session with a bungee cord wrapped around the hull of your kayak to create extra drag.
Steady paddle focusing on smooth relaxed technique through out session
Zone 2-3

Sample Day 2
1:15:00
Steady hill ride

Steady Zone 2-4 ride on your road bike. Perform this ride on a course that includes multiple short (1-5 min) hill climbs.
Stay seated as much as possible on the climbs to develop your strength endurance.

Sample Day 2
0:45:00
Gym session

This is your last month in the the gym. This month continue to progress your strength work by doing the following.


1) Increase the number of sets (number of times you perform all of the exercises. i.e. if you performed the circuit twice then progress to 3-4 sets over the month of September).
2) Increasing the number or repetitions performed in each of the exercise
3) Increasing the amount of weight lifted in the exercises
4) Try some of these other strength circuits

http://youtu.be/bG7c7imiqaY
http://youtu.be/HXf_7iDRVkY

- When progressing your strength training change one aspect per session. I.e. Do not increase the weight lifted and number of reps in the same gym session as this can provide too much overload leaving you sore or cause injury which will them impede your other training.

Sample Day 3
1:15:00
Rock run

This session is focused of developing your ability to run on rough off road terrain by developing your proprioception and stabilising muscles. Get out on some rough rocky terrain and do an easy Zone 1-2 run over this rough terrain working on your foot-eye coordination. Good place to do these sessions are places such as -Seaside rock walls -Rough rocky shores at low tide -Rocky river beds -Off road tracks with rocks and roots

Sample Day 3
1:15:00
Kayak intervals bungee 5x4 min, 5x1 min

Perform this session with a bungee cord wrapped around the hull of your kayak to create extra drag.
Warm up for 10 min, then perform 5x4 min Zone 4 efforts w/ 2 min easy paddling between.
Paddle steady for 10 min then perform 5x1 min max efforts with 1 min recovery between each.
Paddle steady up to 75 min focusing on technique following intervals.

Sample Day 4
1:30:00
Steady hill ride

Steady Zone 2-4 ride on your road bike. Perform this ride on a course that includes multiple short (1-5 min) hill climbs.
Stay seated as much as possible on the climbs to develop your strength endurance.

Matty Graham
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Exponential Performance Coaching

My name is Matty Graham, I live in Wanaka New Zealand.

My coaching aim is to provide effective sport science base training programmes and support to help athletes of all levels to perform at their peak and achieve their goals.