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6 Week Mt. Evans Hill Climb Training Plan with Power (Workout Builder)

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Author

Simon Kessler

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Length

6 Weeks

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Plan Description

“Prepare for a Successful Mt. Evans Hill Climb with focused training that simulates climbing"

Training plan description: Summitting Mt. Evans on a bicycle is a bucket list achievement for any serious cyclist. Not everyone lives at altitude, in a mountainous region, or has many hours available to train each day. This training plan works for anyone who wants to achieve a personal best on the Mt. Evans hill climb even if you live in a flat region or have limited time available to train. Each training session is highly specific to prepare you for climbing and the type of effort required to conquer at 14er mountain. Week 6 of the plan is a recovery/peak week with Mt. Evans on Saturday (July 27th, 2019). Bonus information includes tips on climbing at altitude and pacing strategy, breathwork training, nutritional tips, and mental preparation including a visualization audio.

The plan is designed to work indoors and outdoors and is designed with the Workout Builder feature providing personalized power zones for each training session. Additional benefits of the Workout Builder format include direct training session download to your Garmin or Wahoo device and training session upload to Zwift, TrainingRoad, CycleOps and more. Before starting the plan you should have a good level of fitness, be cleared for higher intensity training, and be accustomed to training 6+ hours/week on a consistent basis.

Purchasing this plan includes: Email support from coach Simon directly to get your questions answered plus 3 months full access to our membership community with Facebook live coaching calls every Wednesday, and additional information on nutrition, race day prep, strength training, warm-up, mental training audios, and more!

Designed by former professional and multiple national champion coach Simon Kessler of Simon Says Cycling, coach Simon has coached for 25+ years and has enjoyed an incredible track record as a coach which includes state and national champions on multiple continents in the road, track and mountain biking. Some of Simon’s clients have won world championship medals and gone on to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France. With this plan, you receive 30+ years of top-level experience in a super effective training plan that will lead to fast improvements.

Questions: Please visit us on the web at simonsayscycling.com or email Simon at: simon@simonsayscycling.com

Training for another race or personal improvement goal? Checkout our other training plans for racing (road, time trial, criterium), centuries, gran fondos, base training, power gains, and more. Visit: simonsayscycling.com

Plan Features & Benefits

This training plan starts on a Monday

The plan is reusable an unlimited amount of times

This plan works with power only (no heart rate zones)

Designed with the new Workout Builder - offering you more precise training with personalized power zones calculated automatically from your threshold power (FTP) saved in TrainingPeaks

Download each session automatically to newer version Garmin devices with the TrainingPeaks IQ Garmin Connect App or to your Wahoo device via the Wahoo Companion App

Download each session in many different files formats compatible with Zwift, Wahoo, TrainerRoad, Cyclops and more

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Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
8:06 hrs 3:30 hrs
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
8:06 hrs 3:30 hrs
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Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter

All supported devices

Simon Kessler

Simon Says Cycling

Do you want to make real improvements but are often left frustrated with your progress?

Coach Simon Kessler's proven track record (since 2001) has helped everyday cyclists and professionals achieve their goals and attain new levels of satisfaction and fulfillment in their cycling.

Our training plans combine real-world experience with sports science and years of experience coaching cyclists from beginner to professional.

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Sample Day 1

1:31:00
91.3TSS
Sub Threshold

Sub Threshold intervals to build FTP.

The goal is to keep a smooth and consistent effort throughout the interval. These intervals are best performed on a flat terrain, steady climb, or indoor trainer.

Sample Day 2

1:10:00
67.1TSS
Big Gear

Big gear interval to develop muscular strength endurance.

The big gear interval is best performed on a route with no stops and on a relatively flat terrain, indoor trainer, or steady uphill. Stop or increase the cadence, if you have any knee or other unusual pain.

After big gear spin at a high cadence and include some max cadence spin-ups at a moderate intensity. Focus on staying very relaxed and avoid bouncing in the saddle.

Sample Day 3

1:11:20
70.9TSS
Tempo + Bursts

After your warm-up ride at a tempo intensity for the time specified. Include a high cadence 10 sec burst every 5 minutes.

To get the most out of this training perform the tempo riding in one go with no stops (or indoors).

Sample Day 5

2:30:00
84.1TSS
Endurance (or group ride)

Endurance ride mostly in Zone 1-2. The ride intensity should feel neither easy or hard with fatigue slowly increasing over time. Alternatively, do a higher intensity group ride.

Sample Day 6

1:35:00
104.3TSS
Tempo Ride Climbing simulation

Long tempo ride at a lower cadence to simulate climbing (or perform on a long climb). This ride will become gradually more fatiguing over time.

Fueling for a long tempo ride is important. You'll be burning both fat and some carbs. A pre ride meal with both is a good idea as well as some back-up nutrition in your pocket.

Sample Day 8

1:41:00
105.3TSS
Sub Threshold

Sub Threshold intervals to build FTP.

The goal is to keep a smooth and consistent effort throughout the interval. These intervals are best performed on a flat terrain, steady climb, or indoor trainer.

Sample Day 9

1:25:00
84.1TSS
Big Gear

Big gear interval to develop muscular strength endurance.

The big gear interval is best performed on a route with no stops and on a relatively flat terrain, indoor trainer, or steady uphill. Stop or increase the cadence, if you have any knee or other unusual pain.

After big gear spin at a high cadence and include some max cadence spin-ups at a moderate intensity. Focus on staying very relaxed and avoid bouncing in the saddle.

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