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Skimo - Teams Traverse - On-Snow - 10 hours/week.


Coach Joe Howdyshell

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12 Weeks

Plan Description




Designed for ADVANCED or INTERMEDIATE athletes looking to finish a long traverse race in 2018

Wolf Creek Sunrise

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 a 12-week structured and periodized training schedule between 7.5 and 14.5 hours (averaging 10 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 hike/run in steep 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. 

For more information about this plan, please DOWNLOAD the Description Document.

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
07:60:00 08:00:00
Custom x3
00:18:00 00:20:00
Strength x2
01:40:00 01:00:00
Day Off x1
—— ——
X-Train x1
00:40:00 01:00:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
07:60:00 08:00:00
00:18:00 00:20:00
01:40:00 01:00:00
Day Off
—— ——
00:40:00 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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