This period of training is a favorite for many athletes. The peaking phase is the time when you put all of the other branches together into one: endurance, strength, and intervals.
It is the variety branch. It is the time when you are incredibly fit and loving it. It’s the time when you get to experience all of the heart zones. It’s a precision training period. It’s high intensity, it’s resistance training, it’s growing endurance, it’s recovery workouts, it’s incredibly challenging. And through all of it, it is a period of listening to your body, because it’s during these weeks that overtraining most frequently occurs.
Frequency: 6-7 workouts (e.g: 2 endurance, 2 interval, 2 strength, 1 recovery)
Time: 30-120+ minutes
Period: 2 weeks through entire season
Heart Zones: All
Benefits: Putting it all together to optimize high-performance fitness