American Birkebeiner Training Plan with Trainingpeaks
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.