Trail Running Event Training (8 weeks)
Adam HodgesAll plans by this Coach
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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
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|4:49 hrs||3:00 hrs|
|0:52 hrs||0:30 hrs|
Day Off x1
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||4:49 hrs||3:00 hrs|
||0:52 hrs||0:30 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Heart Rate Monitor