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Week 5

Posted by srkramer@hotmail.com on June 24, 2015 at 8:00 PM

This week marks the beginning of the 2nd macrocycle. That’s a four-week block where workouts become more ski-specific rather than general fitness oriented. For aerobic workouts start to integrate 60-120 seconds of high-intensity blasts. For strength, increase intensity to 60% to 95% of your maximum (depending on your baseline fitness level). My approach to this macrocycle is part step-loading and part-flat-loading: This week’s overall training load (OTL) target is 70% but the 2 weeks after are 80% OTL and the final week of this macrocycle dips back down to 70% in order to prepare for macrocycle #3 when things really start to heat up.

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