Venus de Miles 6 Week Hill Master! - Basic

Venus de Miles 6 Week Hill Master! Don't make the mountain your enemy, build the strength and endurance to beat it! This 6-week plan will have you gradually building up the time and efforts on the bike across 4 weeks, then you'll have some extra recovery in week 5 so you can test your climbing legs in week 6! There's a lot of on-bike strength work with Muscle Tension Intervals and hilly rides. You'll be working up to Tempo on the bike and tackling hills on the weekends. There's also cadence work in here to help you improve your pedaling efficiency which will make a big difference on rolling hills! And because we only get faster when we let our body recovery, there's rest days and recovery techniques like Yoga and foam rolling with videos to keep you on track. You can ride the workouts in this plan using a heart rate monitor, or you can use Rate of Perceived Exertion if you don't have heart rate. A bike computer with cadence is also handy but you can count pedal strokes & do some math if you prefer. Then all you need is a clock and some time to ride! This Basic plan is for the rider who has about an hour 3x/week to ride M-F and about 2 hours on weekends. It assumes you've already been getting out a bit this season and are now set to increase your miles. Maybe you've just started as a cyclist and want to venture out beyond the bike paths so you are ready to go long in the Venus de Miles Ride! You're looking forward to getting into shape and maybe losing a few pounds!

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