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Downhill Training

General:  

While downhill races require a huge amount of skill and finesse, a factor that is often overlooked is the role of aerobic and anaerobic fitness.  For a race that is over in 3 to 5 minutes, high peak power and repeatability can have a profound effect on your ability to keep and create speed.

In terms of physicality, a downhill race is a series of short and very intense sprints that require limited recovery time and high maximum output.

Optimal Training Approach:

Base: Sweet Spot Base I&II   

Build: Short Power Build

Specialty: Gravity Specialty

Not quite the perfect fit?

Enduro Training: If your races are multi-stage events where you will need to pedal back to the top of the mountain, then the Enduro Training approach would be a better option for you.

 

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