Our annual calendar of events is designed to help you build fitness in fun and challenging ways.
Please note, this is not inclusive of Key Races.
We have put that off (again) and need to focus on it. For now, enjoy.
Yes, our training plans work! Our unique coaching methodology for age group athletes includes discrete volume boosts to help you gain fitness without having to quit your job and become a recluse. And since we are awesome, we have them all listed here for you.
There are three types of events: [V] = Virtual / DIY. [C] = Training Camp. [E] = Event.
Virtual Event Series
Phase 1 = Zwift Challenge progression.
Four rides from November through February that get progressively longer each month. Do as much as you can, chat with us in Discord, and build that bike fitness! Learn more here.
Phase 2 = Compressing Target Event Volume.
In preparation for your key race, we need to get you ready to do all the work, at peak fitness, on race day. No small feat! To help, we have a series of volume benchmarking events to help you over a three month period.
The methodology is simple. We take the target time of your event and train you for it in the early part of the season using COMPRESSION. By forcing you into smaller and smaller time blocks, we challenge your system WITHOUT having to workout at a higher intensity.
For example, if you are a marathon runner looking to run a 4h marathon in a single session, we start with getting four hours of running done in a week. Then four hours in a long weekend. And eventually 4 hours in a fatigued state. If you are targeting an Ironman, then you should target between 12 and 14 hours.
[V] EXN Challenge Series #1: Event Time in a Week [March 13th to 19th, 2023]
Take your target event time and budget that discipline (or disciplines if need be) across the week. If you’re planning on a 12h Leadville MTB finish then, our goal is to have you cycling 12h in seven days by this time.
[V] EXN Challenge Series #2: Event Time in a Long Weekend [April 14th to 16th, 2023]
Same math, tighter timeframe. This go around we shuffle the deck such that you’ll do your target 12h of cycling for Leadville in just 3 days!
[V] EXN Challenge Series #3: Event Time Under Duress
This is where things get fun! We aren’t race-ready yet (there’s intensity yet to come in your training build up to the big day), but we can do the work. So to raise the bar we are going to create unreasonable conditions for execution – don’t get mad, this will make your race seem easy! The approach here is 1 hour of aerobic work every 4 hours.
Level 1: 6 hours of training, completed over a 24-hour cycle (5pm to 1pm next day).
Level 2: 9 hours of training, completed over a 36-hour cycle (5pm to 1am two days).
Level 3: 12 hours of training, completed over a 48-hour cycle (5pm to 1pm in two days).
Endurance Nation Training Camps and Events
In addition to the events above, we do have organized camps and events that you can access for additional training and unique experiences.
[C] Spring Volume Camp Dirt Edition [Sat March 18, 2023 – Huger, SC]
Race on last day of camp Saturday (choose distances of 100, 50, or 27 miles). Step one is to sign up for the event, we can figure out housing and other stuff laters.
[C] Mallorca Cycling Camp [April 22 to 29, 2023]
25 hours of cycling time in two-wheeled paradise! Join us for the seven day adventure (our 4th year!) on the amazing island of Mallorca in Spain. Enjoy the roads, hospitality and cuisine as you make new friends and test your fitness. Learn more and make your deposit here: https://www.mile18inc.com/mallorca-cycling-camp-open/
[E] The Phoenix Challenge: Skyline Edition [Saturday June 10th 2023]
This is a remix of our original Skyline Drive adventure. We turned a two day journey into a one-day Team Challenge. Choose the epic option that fits the ambitions of your 2- or 4-person Team.: 100-miles (10,900ft of climbing) or 150-miles (14,600ft of climbing). Learn more and get on the list here: https://weridewerise.com/
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