This plan is designed for the beginner to intermediate cyclist who desires structured training for developing their base fitness. Athletes shuold expect to commit 5-10 hour per week to training, with most of the training alloted to the weekends. This plan would most benefit athletes training for long endurance events similar to Centuries or 8 hour+ Mountain Bike events.
This plan requires that the athlete owns a heart rate monitor and has access to a gym or home exercise equipment. This plan does not require a stationary cycling trainer, but owning one is beneficial. This plan does not support power-based training.