This is an extremely intense and event specific plan for one of the most grueling race series in the world. This training plan assumes a level of fitness at the start of week one in which someone could go out and run 20+ miles or bike 40+ miles. Following this plan will give you an excellent shot at becoming a Leadman, however, nothing is ever promised in Leadville! Train hard, and go out and earn those buckles!

A couple of things to note:

  • This plan is written for an individual who had access to hills and mountains. If you are training on more flat lands, alterations can be made using stair climbers and more incline on the treadmill.
  • I use the general term “BIKE” in all of my workouts. I highly recommend using both a road bike and a mountain bike during your training. It is up to you to decide which you use per workout unless otherwise noted!

For any questions or more information on any of those above, please reach out to Don Reichelt at runwithdon@gmail.com.