CXC Academy

Birkie Training Plan

Ski Marathon Training

Available through TrainingPeaks™, the American Birkebeiner training plan builds from early November, and concludes on the Birkie, February 24th, 2018.

The plan is designed for multi-sport master and citizen skiers interested in participating in the American Birkebeiner and other marathon events.

Log your workouts, plan and analyze your training with TrainingPeaks free Basic Athlete Edition account. Accessible on an iPhone, Android, or the web.


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Refining Your Technique

Demonstration videos accompany each workout to help coach you through the prescribed session. This visual component enables you to feel confident that you are executing each session efficiently. For further individual questions, you will find a link to FAQs.


If followed correctly this TrainingPeaks™ plan will strategically condition your body for optimal skiing performance. Each workout is designed to stress and/or recover the body at specific times throughout the season so that you will feel your best when it matters most. With additional information on how to execute a taper properly, you gain all the resources needed to race fast for your most important races.

Coaches' Notes

Complementing each workout are coaches' notes that provide tips, encouragement, advice and other additional suggestions to consider implementing to create a training plan that works best for you!