American Birke­beiner Train­ing Plan with Train­ingpeaks

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New this year, CXC (Cen­tral Cross Coun­try Ski As­so­ci­a­tion) has part­nered with Train­ingPeaks to bring a qual­ity Train­ing Plan that leads through and up to the CXC Marathon Cup events in the Mid­west this sea­son. This Train­ing Plan was de­signed by CXC coaches to be com­pat­i­ble with prac­ti­cally any work sched­ule and fitness level.

De­vised for the multi-sport Mas­ter and Ci­ti­zen skier, this Plan is for any­one in­ter­ested in an easy-to-fol­low train­ing cal­en­dar to pre­pare for the most im­por­tant races of the sea­son. Each day is com­plete with coaches’ notes that pro­vide tips and tricks on how to max­i­mize each work­out or rest day, to reach one’s high­est per­for­mance po­ten­tial.

If fol­lowed cor­rectly, this Plan is de­signed to stress and/or re­cover the body at spe­cific times through­out the sea­son so rac­ers will feel their best when it mat­ters most. With ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion on how to ex­e­cute a ta­per prop­erly, skiers have ac­cess to gain all the resources needed to race fast at the most im­por­tant races. With an easy-to-fol­low lay­out, Train­ingpeaks al­lows the user to log work­outs and plan or an­a­lyze train­ing on an iphone, An­droid, tablet or a per­sonal com­puter.

Demon­stra­tion videos ac­com­pany each ses­sion to help coach ath­letes through a num­ber of work­outs. This vis­ual com­po­nent en­ables the user to feel con­fi­dent in ex­e­cut­ing each ses­sion ef­fi­ciently. For fur­ther in­di­vid­ual ques­tions, a link to FAQS is avail­able to an­swer ques­tions around the clock.

The American Birke­beiner Train­ing Plan builds from early Novem­ber and con­cludes on the Birkie, Feb. 25, 2017. Though the Plan has be­gun for the 2016-2017 sea­son, it is not too late to join the pro­gram and still re­tain a train­ing ef­fect to pre­pare for the most im­por­tant races of the sea­son. Users who join the pro­gram through­out Novem­ber sim­ply be­gin to fol­low the Plan on any day of the week and con­tinue the sea­son with the pre­scribed work­outs. Users who wish to use the Train­ing Plan start­ing in De­cem­ber should con­tact CXC to con­sult with a coach to al­ter the pro­gram in a way that will work best for the re­main­ing sea­son.

If a change in Train­ing Plan vol­ume is re­quired due to some sched­ule, work or other con­flicts, users are en­cour­aged to make Train­ing-plan ad­just­ments and con­sult CXC coach­ing staff via email.

To join the Birkie Train­ing Plan, visit www.cxc­ski­ing.org/birki­etrain­ing­plan.

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