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Nordic - 20K Skate - On-Snow - 12-weeks - 8 hours/week

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Nordic - 20K Skate - On-Snow - 12-weeks - 8 hours/week


Coach Joe Howdyshell

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12 Weeks

Plan Description




Designed for INTERMEDIATE cross country skiers looking to set their best time on a 20K skate race!

Wolf Creek Sunrise

Hand-crafted by Summit Endurance Academy Head Coach Joe Howdyshell, MS, this plan encapsulates his passion for the sport and his nation-leading knowledge of nordic coaching.

The plan provides a 12-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, and a long weekend workout. 

Prior to using this plan, you should be able to skate ski for 2 hours. 

Purchase of this plan includes our comprehensive Nordic 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 or email Joe directly at

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



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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
XC-Ski x5
06:36:00 03:00:00
Custom x2
—— ——
Day Off x2
—— ——
Strength x2
01:40:00 01:00:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
06:36:00 03:00:00
—— ——
Day Off
—— ——
01:40:00 01:00:00

Training Load By Week

Joe Howdyshell, M.S.

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!

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