This 8 week training plan is made for track cyclists and/or road cyclists looking to race a variety of track cycling events, such as the Omnium, who train with power, heart rate, or perceived exertion. 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.
These 8 weeks will include a medley of workouts that work on all of the physiological systems, with an increasing emphasis on anaerobic capacity efforts as the plan progresses. This variety will help develop you into a lean, mean well-rounded track racing machine by the end of the 8 weeks!
Also included is a steady dose of strength workouts every week until 10 days before your event with the aim of increasing your leg strength so you can really torque the pedals!
This plan assumes that you have at least a some experience racing or riding on the track and have access to a velodrome at least once a week. While very helpful, track experience and accessibility are not entirely necessary as all of the track workouts can be adequately replicated on a road bike.
If you are looking for a plan to improve every aspect of your track racing ability, look no further!