I am about to embark on my second season of the Freeride plan and have a question about timing. I live in Colorado where I’ll start touring in early December, but won’t pursue any big objectives until probably April. With that in mind, how shall I time my training so that I can enjoy and be fit for my early season days – along with some inbounds days – while also peaking at the right time in spring without being overtrained by then? As of right now I am not aerobically deficient and could actually benefit from more Z3 work, IMO. (Aet = 145, top of Zone 3 159ish)
My main idea is to basically run the first 3 weeks of the program several times in fall/winter until I’m 12 weeks out of my target date. Is this right?
Secondary question – lateral bar hops in the ME phase are probably great for skiers, but what are some alternatives for us splitboarders?