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UMB - 2020 Imperial Challenge Open/Rec Bike - 8 weeks - 8.5 hours/week.

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UMB - 2020 Imperial Challenge Open/Rec Bike - 8 weeks - 8.5 hours/week.


Coach Joe Howdyshell

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8 Weeks

Plan Description


2018 Imperial Challenge


**NOTE: New ADD-ON for 2020, SEA is proud to offer an online training group! Group includes THIS training plan, along with a weekly 60 minute online group coaching session with coach Joe (three time IC podium finisher, all in jorts) to help get you DIALED for the Challenge! Total package is $150!

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Designed for ADVANCED or INTERMEDIATE athletes looking to back up their shit-talking at the 2018 Imperial Challenge.

Hand-crafted by USSMA National Team Head Coach and Breckenridge local Joe Howdyshell, this plan encapsulates his passion for crushing souls in jorts, oh and extensive knowledge of how to make YOU crush your former self. 

The plan provides an 8-week structured and periodized training schedule averaging 8.5 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 skin  for 2 hours without feeling like you're going to die.

Purchase of this plan includes our comprehensive Imperial Challenge Training Guide, which explains how to use your training plan plus email access to SEA Badass Coaches 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 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 x3
03:29:00 03:00:00
Custom x2
01:49:00 03:00:00
Day Off x2
—— ——
Bike x2
01:51:00 01:30:00
Strength x2
01:37:00 01:00:00
Other x1
00:00:00 00:01:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
03:29:00 03:00:00
01:49:00 03:00:00
Day Off
—— ——
01:51:00 01:30:00
01:37:00 01:00:00
00:00:00 00:01:00

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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