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I am looking for a bit of advice regarding training exercises or methodology for the upcoming XC marathon season. We have here, in Estonia, series of XC marathons that includes altogether around 18 marathons during the season. The race itself is usually 45-70 km long, 2-3 hours, sometimes more depending on the terrain. Various terrain including fire roads, singletracks, punchy climbs, etc Marathons take place are every weekend in various places across the country.
My question is very simple How should I keep training between marathons? What training sessions are advisable in my case? I have around 6-8 hours during the week to train, plus the race time on the weekend. As per my understanding, it should be a mix of one endurance session (3hr) and 2 shorter (1 hr-1,5Hr) Vo2/Sweetspsot sessions.
Would really appreciate your thoughts. Thank you in advance.