Our four week hill climbing plan is aimed primarily at riders who have completed our advanced/intermediate Plan or, at the least our foundation plan, and are looking for a final hill climbing block in preparation for a hilly or mountainous sportive.
If you have not been following one of our plans but have a hilly sportive coming up, this plan could still be suitable for you. You will have however needed to have trained consistently through the winter and built a solid strength and endurance base. Don’t be tempted to leap into these relatively high intensity workouts as a get fit quick short cut. If you haven’t put the base work in over the winter, you will be risking potential injury and slipping into a state of overtraining. You should look to invest time in a structured plan to build the required base, such as our foundation plan, and target an event later in the season.