There are many ways to do adventure training. But there are a few goals that do not change according to the length of your race. The following is a break down of what you need to be able to do for an adventure race.
How you get there is a whole different ball game.
Elite Fitness has free training plans to show you how to train for these races.
Some people will say only LSD will work. Some are going to tell you only HIT training. I've done both, and there are advantages for both. Your going to have to find out what is best for you body, what you recover from and what makes you, your best.
SPRINT RACE 2- 4 HOURS
You should be able to:
- run 5 miles
- bike 15 miles
- kayak about an hour
12 HOUR ADVENTURE RACE
To race a 12 hour race you need to be able to:
-run 8 miles
-ride 20 miles of trails
-kayak 4-6 hours
That will put you in great shape to finish the race.
24 HOUR ADVENTURE RACE TRAINING
To race a 24 hour race you need to be able to:
-run 12 miles
-ride 40 miles
-kayak 6-8 hours
EXPEDITION RACE: 3-12 DAYS
You'll need to embrace extreme fitness for an expedition race. For extreme fitness is what will get you to the finish line...Well along with a great team, mental fortitude and a great attitude. It can be done though!
For an expedition race you should be able to:
Run 20-30 miles
Ride 100 miles on the road
Ride 40 miles of single track
Paddle 40 miles
Ascend and Rappel for 2-3 hours