Its really quite complex.. You should google "periodization" and print off some information.
You pretty much have to work out when your first competition day is and work back.
Design a program split into months, weeks then days..
Base stage is early on (basic endurance.. high volume low intensity) You will have transition stages built into your program where you change the goals of your training.. (higher intensity, lower volume.. more work on technique) As you get closer to the competition day your training volume is minimal, intensity increases and you get more specific. You normally have 3 days- 1 week taper (right before comp day) where you lay off.. rest.. re-fuel and get race ready.
Thats a real basic run down.. you really need to read up on periodization. Everyone is different, so everyone trains differently but the guidelines are priceless.
Last edited by $ick3nin.vend3t; 01-30-10 at 01:10 PM.