This 12 week Training Plan is designed for cyclists who can train 3-4 times/week, with typically 45-90 minutes available Monday to Friday and 1.5-3 hours available on one or two days on the weekend, for an average of 4-6 hours/week total.
The goal of this training plan is for you to become fit, faster and stronger in an 8-12 week period by performing short but highly specific training rides that builds in intensity as the plan progresses. If you enjoy local group rides then you are sure to feel stronger and more competitive on this plan.
The plan builds each week with first a focus on strength and threshold power improvements. Later in the plan, we build your speed and breakaway power. The final three weeks are maintenance weeks which are designed to keep you in great form and can be repeated every three weeks.
The plan is very flexible: there are 3 key workouts each week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with an additional, optional 4th workout on Sundays. You may move days around in the week if need. The goal is to complete the 3 key sessions each week on any of the week days, to ensure improvements.
Before starting the plan you should have a good level of endurance fitness and be accustomed to training 4+ hours/week.
This plan is the result of 20 years of professional racing and coaching experience combined with the latest training methods. You will find the training plan highly descriptive and precise, guaranteeing you get the most out of each workout.
Please note you should receive a "Plan Description" PDF with the plan which includes more details and a link to calculate your specific heart rate or power zones. If you do not receive the PDF please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.