Tour of the Battenkill - 12 Weeks to Victory - Classic Zones - TOB
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Tour of the Battenkill: 12 Weeks to Victory
written by Tim Cusick, TrainingPeaks WKO product leader and master coach with Velocious Cycling Adventures
Train with the coach of national and world ITT champion Amber Neben! This 12-week plan will prepare you for the Tour of the Battenkill race. This grueling 75-mile course is considered one of the toughest one-day races around, with over 5000 feet of climbing, many dirt and gravel sections, and lots of steep, punchy climbs. Whether you're trying to win the race, win your age group, or beat your own personal record, this plan will taper you to your best Battenkill ever!
The plan is designed for an intermediate/advanced cyclist who already has a general base fitness and is ready to step up the hours, time, and intensity to prepare for this exciting event. The plan uses Coggan Classic levels and is designed for use with power, heart rate, and/or perceived exertion. It contains three specific training cycles with testing throughout and an event taper at the end. It also includes exciting new progressive workouts featuring fatigue resistance, micro-intervals, and new secret double workouts to push you to your peak! There are also tons of training and event tips, plus a free nutrition eBook.
The workouts can be used in the traditional format or as structured workouts, which load automatically to select devices (Garmin, RGT, Zwift, ErgVideo, TrainerRoad, Racermate, and more) so you can see your workout and interval numbers right on your device.
Included with your plan:
- Instruction sheet (attached to the first day of the plan)
- Testing protocol
- Coach Cusick's training goals at the beginning of each training cycle
- Coaching tips on training, dealing with weather, event prep, and more
- Nutrition eBook from Anne Guzman
Need help loading your structured works to your device or smart trainer? Click here to read instructions.
Tim Cusick has written dozens of training plans for many different areas of cycling: road, gravel, time trial, mountain bike, cyclocross, indoor training, and more. Click here for a full list of his current plans by sport type and click here for a comparison chart of his major plans.
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Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|12:20 hrs||5:00 hrs|
Day Off x1
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||12:20 hrs||5:00 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- Heart Rate Monitor