Skimo - 8 week - On-Snow - 8 hours/week - Individual Race

Average Weekly Breakdown
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 08:28

 


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Designed for EXPERIENCED Skimo athletes who have access to snow every day to prepare for a skimo race. 


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Hand-crafted by USSMA National Team Head Coach Joe Howdyshell, MS, this plan encapsulates his passion for the sport and his nation-leading knowledge of skimo coaching.


The plan provides an 8-week structured and periodized training schedule averaging 8 hours per week in order to maximize your performance on race day. Each week contains intervals, strength, transition training, and a long weekend workout. 


Prior to using this plan, you should be able to skin in steep backcountry terrain for 2 hours (without feeling like you're going to die).


Purchase of this plan includes our comprehensive Skimo Training Guide, which explains how to use your training plan plus email access to Coach Joe at any time for questions that you may have about this plan, videos explanations of strength exercises, and Badass Coaching style motivation. 


Questions? Please visit our website SummitEnduranceAcademy.com or email Joe directly at Joe@SummitEnduranceAcademy.com


**Warning: Plan notes contain profanity. Why? Because we f*&ing love it.


 


 


 

Sample Day 1
1:00:00
30/30's

15m progressive warmup
5m L3
5m L1/2 ending at the bottom of a good interval climb.
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3x: 5m of (30s L5, 30s L1)
(with 5m recovery between)
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Cooldown to complete prescribed time.

Sample Day 1
0:20:00
TV Transitions: Ski to Skin

Take time in front of the TV, or with friends, and practice ten ski to skin transitions. This should be as specific as possible with your race gear, including pants and pack.

Sample Day 2
0:30:00
L1 - Easy glide

As little vert as possible in L1/2.
Focus on gliding out on each ski.

Sample Day 3
0:20:00
TV Transitions: Skin to Boot

Take time in front of the TV, or with friends, and practice ten skin to boot transitions. This should be as specific as possible with your race gear, including pants and pack.

Sample Day 4
1:20:00
LTHR Test

15m progressive warmup - 3m Hard 3m Easy 2m HardER 5m easy - 30m all out uphill, WELL PACED - 15m easy uphill

Sample Day 4
1:00:00
Skimo Strength 2

WARMUP:
10m jog

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WORK 1: (30s rest between sets)
3x(
30s pushups
3X(Lunge compass)
30s Burpees
1:00m ski racer tuck
30s mogul jumps over a line
1:00m ski racer tuck
3m rest)
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WORK 2: (1:00m rest between sets)
4x(10 forward lunges with 10lb weight held above head)
*5 lunges on each side, alternate hands by set
3x(10 forward arm raises, 5lb per hand, thumb facing each other)
*make sure you set your shoulders back/good posture during the whole movement.
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WORK 3: (No rest)
1:00m plank "around the world"
*maintain plank while lifting right hand slowly, replace, lift left hand, replace, left foot, etc.
1:00m each side plank, with twist to touch the ground, and then reach for the sky
1:00m bridge, alternating leg lifts
1:00m ski racer tuck
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WORK 4: (No rest)
3x(
30s supine knee raises
30s mountain climbers
30 situps
30s mountain climbers
30s rest)
1:00m ski racer tuck
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COOLDOWN:
10m jog

Sample Day 5
1:00:00
L1/2 - Easy Vert

As much vert as possible in L1/2 in the prescribed time.

Joe Howdyshell, M.S.
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Summit Endurance Academy

Hi I'm Joe! I provide consultation, training plans, and one-on-one coaching for all levels of goal oriented endurance athletes. With a diverse athletic history and a masters degree in exercise physiology, I can help you reach your potential in mountain running, ski mountaineering racing, mountain biking, road cycling, or nordic skiing. Contact me for a free consultation!