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Base Training

Base training is one of the most critical components of endurance training. During the base season, certain key physiological adaptations within the aerobic system have time to develop.

These adaptations provide the foundation for further training—usually workouts that bring about top-end fitness. But it all starts with a good base.

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A cyclist rides a bicycle near Boulder Reservoir in Niwot with trees and Haystack Mountain

Cycling Base Training Pathway

The concept of base training has been a part of endurance training for decades. Laying a foundation of fitness early in the season sets the stage for success later on. With the help of Joe Friel, Dr. Stephen Seiler, and Dr. Andy Pruitt, we explore the how and why of this fundamental aspect of endurance training.