2.2 - POWER THRESHOLD: Improve your Threshold Weeks 9-16 by Hunter Allen

This the next plan for you if you have just finished the first 8 week threshold improvement plan. We have provided an eBook on the first day of the plan that contains testing protocol and explains how to set your training zones within TrainingPeaks. That will allow you to know exactly where you are starting with the plan and provide the correct information for testing in the future. This plan is for a cyclist or triathlete who trains with power, heart rate, or rate of perceived exertion. This plan is for the athlete can train from 9 to 13 hours a week, with a couple of weeks at 15+ hours (mainly from long rides on weekends), has been cycling for at least a year, and is excited about going faster or getting into racing and/or improving their racing category. You can put in between 2-5 hours on one of your weekend days. Your goal is to increase your threshold wattage and also increase your endurance in the 8 week period. Before beginning you should be able to complete a 50 mile ride and you would like to be able to complete an 80 mile ride in the near future. You are currently riding your bike from 4-7x per week but lack direction and exactly how to best use your power meter. You would like to use your power meter to base your training on and also get a real focus to help you make it to the next level. To get the most out of this plan, it's important that you go through the testing information on day one in order to know exactly where your threshold stands. Best of luck! You can do it!

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