Just how strong, fast and epic can you be!? Good news, we have created a training plan to find out the answer. As Phil Liggett would say “prepare to reach deep into your bag of courage”, this plan is designed to push you and takes into account that you have the time, lifestyle and health needed to make cycling your main focus for the duration of the plan.
This plan will focus on the big 3 elements of successful all-around cycling performance: endurance, climbing and power at threshold/FTP. We encourage you to use this plan after a successful build period as you start to pursue your top form. As this is a plan created for fit/advanced riders we are only offering plans for Level A and Level B riders. Check description below to what level you fall into. We suggest checking the average hrs needed for any given training plan by looking at the duration graph before committing to a plan.
What are They:
Rider levels are a simple way to help riders choose a training plan that best suits their individual needs. Classically, non custom training plans are divided into one of two categories, experience level and age. With almost two decades of working with riders, we know that experience alone, or age alone, only tells part of the story behind the athlete’s ability to complete and benefit from a specific training program. As such, we have created a simple three-level rider rating system that takes into account both a rider’s age and experience.
How It Works:
Before choosing a training plan take a minute to give the following questions some good thought and of course, some good answers. Write down an answer from 1-5, 1 being disagree and 5 being completely agree.
I feel as though my body has an attitude and does not listen to me. 1-5 =
I have a hard time doing 4 hard training days back to back. 1-5 =
I feel my legs start to fade after 3 hrs of riding. 1-5 =
I have limited time to dedicate to training. 1-5 =
I have lots of stress outside of training. 1-5 =
Results & Levels:
Take all of your answers and add them together. Once you have your total number look at the list below to get a feel for our recommended rider level to choose for your training program. Take into account that some training plans are geared only towards specific levels.
Level A : Total of 21-25 (-15%)
Level B : Total of 15-20 (-20%)
Level C : Total of 8-14 (-25%)
Note: If you score under 8 you should continue to work on getting comfortable on the bike before jumping into a structured training program.
Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you might have at firstname.lastname@example.org