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TRM Training Plan
Desert Running

The TRM Training Plan Desert Running is a PROFESSIONAL program designed for athletes preparing to compete in Desert Races. It is based on the TRM Method, a system tested in firsthand by the TRM Coaches and athletes Finisher of endurance races such as the Marathon Des Sables 250km.
Each training plan is UNIQUE and CUSTOMIZED.
The training tables are developed with a retro-planning mode, starting from the goal races of the year. Workloads are progressive and modified every mesocycle, evaluating the athlete performance improvements.




The training program enables to:

  • optimize the training considering the climatic conditions and the terrain of the race
  • balance workloads considering training, competitions and recovery time
  • improve the trail running technique on the different types of terrain, training, in particular, on sandy grounds
  • develop adaptation to night running
  • strengthen the muscle-tendons and joint aspects to prevent injuries caused by a multi-day effort. You will be training also in the Gym with workouts for long distances trail runners
  • train prolonged resistance skills (Endurance) with specific outdoor sessions on terrains and situations simulating race conditions
  • learn to manage sleep deprivation and plan micro-sleeps
  • train your recovery capability during multi-day competitions
  • learn how to manage the medical problems that most frequently arise including foot care, prevention and treatment of blisters
  • choose the correct products and gear according to the conditions of the race, the terrain, the d+ and optimize the weight of the camelback
  • learn to read and prepare maps and roadbooks
  • choose and manage a GPS Navigator


Your training program is

  • personalized: it is built exclusively on the psycho-physical characteristics of the athlete
  • gradual: it is based on progressive workloads
  • flexible: it adapts to personal, family and professional needs
  • convenient: it is a pdf document sent by email and can be consulted via PC, smartphone and tablet
  • guaranteed: it is based on the direct experience of the TRM Coaches, certified professionals and international athletes.


The training program includes:

  • survey on the athlete’s previous sporting experience (Assessment)
  • support in defining the race calendar
  • monthly training tables
  • general advice on sports nutrition
  • guidelines to avoid or manage injuries
  • advices on the purchase of gear, shoes and technology
  • email assistance in case of doubts or in-depth analysis (within 48h)
  • opportunity to join the WhatsApp TRM Athletes Group
  • access to the Strava TRM Team Club


The Desert Running training program is suitable for:

  • trail runner with experience in trail running races > 100km, or Stage races > 150km, preferably with different weather conditions and terrain, who want to train for endurance extreme ultra trail competitions such as the Marathon Des Sables.


To start the program you need to:

  • identify the training program considering your goal race distance of the year
  • choose the duration of the program, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months. Keeping in mind that long the distance races require more training time
  • send the necessary documentation for personal identification and fulfillment of legal obligations (identity document, health ID card, medical certificate)
  • proceed to payment

After completing the procedure for the purchase and delivery of the documents, within 2 working days the Secretariat will send you the link to complete the Athlete Questionnaire (Assessment) and will confirm the start date of the program.

Purchase Conditions

Additional information


3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months


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Desert Running”