Free training programs for the Gatineau Loppet
Our free training plans are at the heart of our mission: foster collaboration between elite athletes and their community.
Elite athletes put their experience at the service of recreational athletes by developing high quality and motivating training programs.
Recreational athletes who benefited from their free training program are encouraged to support these athletes by making a donation to them.
United for sport and its mentors offer athletes a unique blend of support, resources, and tools.
Free training programs to prepare for the 2018 Gatineau Loppet
These 8-week training programs are the result of countless hours of work from Sophie Carrier-Laforte, Julien Lachance and Maxime Leboeuf, athletes-coaches with United for sport. We hope that they will help you progress and remain motivated throughout your preparation for this unique event Canadian event.
The programs feature a conservative training load during the work week. Every week end, you are recommended a more difficult workout, both in terms of effort and overall distance. Almost every training plan includes some interval trainings. While intervals are not necessary to complete and enjoy your race, they are an important element to improve and stay motivated. If you prefer not to do intervals, we recommend skiing at your own pace for the duration that was prescribed for the whole workout.
Free group training
In collaboration with the Gatineau Loppet, United for sport athletes will host a free group training session every Wednesday at 6:30 PM from the P2 parking lot (Relais Plein-Air). The workout details are included in the training plans.
First training: 3 January 2018 6:30 PM from P2, Last training: 14 February 2018, Cost: Free.
Cross country skiing