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UMB - 10-weeks - On-snow - Winter 9.0


Coach Joe Howdyshell

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Plan Description


The Ultimate Mountain Badass


Designed for INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED athletes looking to use nordic skiing, skinning, and running to get and stay fit for all three sports! 


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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 mountain fitness. 

The plan provides a 10-week structured and periodized training schedule averaging 9 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 run/skate/skin for 2 hours! 

Purchase of this plan includes our comprehensive Ultimate Mountain Badass 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.

Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
XC-Ski x4
5:03 hrs 3:00 hrs
Custom x2
1:45 hrs 3:00 hrs
Strength x2
1:30 hrs 1:00 hrs
Run x2
1:09 hrs 0:40 hrs
Day Off x1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
5:03 hrs 3:00 hrs
1:45 hrs 3:00 hrs
1:30 hrs 1:00 hrs
1:09 hrs 0:40 hrs
Day Off
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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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