This is a 6 week training plan for the Rasputitsa Gravel Race held in Vermont in April. This plan has 5 days a week of on bike work accompanied by 2 days a week of off-bike body maintenance and core strengthening work. This plan is also progressive in terms of both volume and intensity which leads up to a taper the week of the race.
If the athlete needs to reduce the volume of a workout, they should do so by removing an ENTIRE interval versus reducing the length of each interval. Then, they are required to perform 80 burpees for their insubordination ;-)
Also, each athlete should perform an FTP / LTHR test the week before the plan starts to ensure they are training in the proper zones.
Information regarding how to test your FTP / LTHR can be found here: https://gaffneycyclingcoaching.wordpress.com/2015/11/17/what-is-ftp-how-do-we-test-it-and-why-do-we-use-it/
Information regarding how to set your training zones post test can be found here: https://gaffneycyclingcoaching.wordpress.com/2015/11/21/what-are-the-power-training-zones-and-what-do-they-mean/