Skimo - 8 week - Weekend Snow - 12 hours/week - Individual Race

Average Weekly Breakdown
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 12:01

 


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Designed for EXPERIENCED Skimo athletes who have access to snow only on the weekends 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 12 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 1 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
2:00:00
L2 - Distance

Run/hike as much vert as possible in L2 with some L3.

Sample Day 2
1:00:00
30/30's Ski Imitation

With poles:
15m progressive warmup
5m hard-sh (L3)
5m easy (L1/2) ending at the bottom of a good interval climb.
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3x: 5m of (30s HARD (L5) run, 30s walk)
(with 5m recovery between)
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10m easy cooldown

Sample Day 2
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 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 3
1:00:00
L1/2 - Easy Vert

L1 and L2 hiking/running.
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As much vert as possible while staying easy.
Prescribed time includes downhill.

Sample Day 4
1:00:00
L1/2 - Easy Vert

L1 and L2 hiking/running.
-
As much vert as possible while staying easy.
Prescribed time includes downhill.

Sample Day 4
0:20:00
TV Transitions: Skin to Ski

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

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!