Training program – March

Below you can find a training program for Red Bull Nordenskiöldsloppet for the month of March.

What to consider when you read the program:

  • Prioritize long trainings. Try at least to perform some several hours long trainings if you can’t follow whole the program.
  • Shift days if that suits you better. The reason why Sundays are rest days is that many participants have families.
  • If you don´t have access to snow exchange your trainings with SkiErg, roller skiing and running/walking with poles.
  • Long distance pace means the pace that you approximately could hold for 2 hours.

WEEK 10 (Mar 5-12):

Monday:
Rest. Take it really slow for 5 days if you’ve skied Vasaloppet.

Tuesday:
1 h skiing at planned race intensity (not pace) for Nordenskiöldsloppet.

Wednesday:
Rest

Thursday:
2 h skiing at planned race intensity (not pace) for Nordenskiöldsloppet.

Friday:
Rest

Saturday:
2 h skiing. First half easy, second half at long distance pace.

Sunday:
Rest

WEEK 11 (Mar 12-18):

Monday:
1 h easy skiing.

Tuesday:
Ski. 4 x 8 min-intervals with 2 min rest. 15 min warm-up, 10 min cool down.

Wednesday:
Rest

Thursday:
1 h skiing at planned race intensity (not pace) for Nordenskiöldsloppet.

Friday:
Rest

Saturday:
3 h easy skiing.

Sunday:
Rest

WEEK 12 (Mar 19-25):

Monday:
1 h skiing. First half easy, second half at long distance pace.

Tuesday:
1 h easy skiing.

Wednesday:
Rest

Thursday:
Rest.

Friday:
30 min easy skiing in the race tracks of Nordenskiöldsloppsbanan

Saturday:
Nordenskiöldsloppet!

Sunday:
Rest as much as you can.