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Indoor Trainer Base II - Classic Zones - 5-9 Hours/Week

Includes Structured Workouts

Structured Workouts automatically sync with compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time.

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Tim Cusick - Coach of World and National Champions

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12 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

Structured Workouts automatically sync with compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time.

Learn More about Structured Workouts.

Plan Description

12-Week Indoor Trainer Base Plan II

Written by Tim Cusick, TrainingPeaks WKO Product Leader and master coach with Velocious Cycling Adventures

WKO structured training plan

Coach Tim Cusick’s 12-week indoor trainer base plan is structured and ready to load into your smart trainer or device! This plan is designed to maximize your results while spending less than ten hours a week on the trainer.

Train with the coach of national and world ITT champion Amber Neben! This 12-week trainer base plan uses Coggan Classic Training Levels and is designed for the serious competitive cyclist. Includes power, heart rate and perceived exertion. The workouts can be used in the traditional format or as structured workouts that can load to your smart trainer or select devices (Garmin, RGT, ErgVideo Free, TrainerRoad, and more) so you can see your workout and interval numbers right on your screen.

Plan overview
This indoor cycling training plan has been designed to give you a simple, predictable, progressive approach to building your base aerobic fitness and muscular endurance and raising your general efficiency through pedaling drills. This plan features a hefty dose of Tempo and Sweet Spot Intervals and a mix of high cadence drills to develop a strong aerobic base while improving your muscular endurance, stamina, and fatigue resistance. In the later phase of the plan, force work is introduced to help build strength as you prepare to move into the build phase of your training plan.

Included with your plan:
- User guide
- Testing protocol
- Coaching comments and tips
- Free strength training routine from Menachem Brodie

Need help loading your structured works to your device or smart trainer? Click here to read instructions.

More plans
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.

Click here to view a list of frequently asked questions about our training plans. If you don't find your answer there, please email Coach Kathy Watts.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x5
07:40:00 03:00:00
Day Off x2
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
07:40:00 03:00:00
Day Off
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Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Tim Cusick

Velocious Endurance Coaching

Tim Cusick is a world-class cycling coach, a leader in data analytics for endurance sports, an educator, and an innovative business leader. Read more about Tim here: He currently coaches world champion Amber Neben, road pro Emma Grant, Rebecca Rusch, and other pros and racers, and he's created over 100 plans for all cycling disciplines. Need help picking a plan? Fill out our survey:

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  • Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
  • Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
  • Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
  • Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.

Refund Policy

This plan is protected by our Refund Policy and may, with the author's approval, be exchanged for a plan of equal value from the same author.

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