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Trail Running Event Training (8 weeks)

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Author

Adam Hodges

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Length

8 Weeks

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Plan Description

This plan helps runners with a well-established aerobic base build intensity and taper for their target event. It builds upon the previous plan in this series, the 20-week Base Training plan. Use this plan to build upon your aerobic base over the final 6 to 8 weeks before your A-priority race, sharpening your fitness with anaerobic VO2max and muscular endurance training.

The two plans that lead up to this plan are:
- Trail Running Pre-Base Prep (8 weeks)
- Trail Running Base Training (20 weeks) + Event Taper (4 weeks)

Consult the Alp Fitness website (alpfitness.com) for supplemental videos, tools and resources to use along with this plan. Train smart!



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Runx5
4:49 hrs 3:00 hrs
Strengthx2
0:52 hrs 0:30 hrs
Day Offx1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run
4:49 hrs 3:00 hrs
Strength
0:52 hrs 0:30 hrs
Day Off
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Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Adam Hodges

Alp Fitness

I offer training plans for runners and triathletes seeking personal growth through self-defined challenges, whether those involve races (e.g. Ironman 70.3, 50K trail runs) or solo adventures (e.g. fast-packing, mountaineering objectives). Learn more about the training approach in my book, “The Triathlete’s Training Guide,” and check out alpfitness.com for additional videos and articles to help you train smart.