It is usual to put in an 8-12 week training plan to prepare your body for competition. How do you structure that for best effect? Here I reverse the thinking and distil what I have learnt over 15 years of competition preparation.
Running is a great component of your competition preparation. It is cheap, easily accessible and can be made light or hard depending on your level and your needs. Here I give my recommendations for times/distances for endurance and speed training as you approach a competition.
Purpose. To increase cardio endurance and fight-specific capacity over 6 weeks using running, jogging, and sprinting. Great for fight preparation – if cardio is your target improvement – or for general use to move fitness up a level or two. Plan. You can do these as 3 separate workouts in a week, or append them……
This plan describes an 8-10 week training camp.