This 6 weeks training plan is designed specifically to be used with Zwift and a smart indoor trainer and includes specific instructions programmed into each session. The training plan consists of 5 X indoor cycling sessions each week mostly between 45-90 minutes and the option to do some Zwift group rides. The training can also be performed outdoors. This plan can also be used with TrainingRoad, Garmin, Wahoo and many other training devices. It uses the workout builder format from TrainingPeaks and works with power zones and targets.
Training plan description: The plan builds in power and intensity over the 6 weeks with an initial 3 week build followed by an easier week. The final 2 weeks are challenging and will test you and bring on some big improvements! Don't be surprised if you have gained 20+ watts on your FTP by the end of the plan. Before starting the plan you should have a good level of fitness and be accustomed to training 4+ hours/week consistently.
The training plan is designed with highly specific sessions each day that will keep your mind focused from the beginning to the end of the training session. The specific training sessions scheduled will work best in ERG mode in your Zwift app. Simply download the workout file from your TrainingPeaks account and upload to Zwift (instructions included). It's that simple!
Training Plan Features:
This training plan starts on a Monday
The plan is reuasble an unlimited amount of times
Simple upload season from TrainingPeaks to Zwift
Highly detailed session keeps your mind busy
Coach instructions and encouragement programed into each session provides greater detail and extra encouragement
This plan works with power only (no heart rate zones)
Workout Builder - exact power targets calculated automatically from your threshold power (FTP) saved in TrainingPeaks and Zwift
Download each session automatically to newer version Garmin devices with the TrainingPeaks IQ Garmin Connect App or to your Wahoo Elemnt or Elemnt Bolt with the Wahoo Companion App
Workout file format compatible with: Zwift, Wahoo, Trainer Road, Cyclops and more
30 day money-back guarantee
Purchasing this plan includes: Email support from coach Simon directly to get your questions answered plus 1 month access to our membership community with Facebook live coaching calls every Wednesday & additional information on nutrition, race day preparation, strength training, warm-up protocols, mental training audios, and much 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 road, track and mountain biking. Some of Simon’s clients have won world championship medals and worn 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.
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
Sub Threshold intervals. Your target power is listed for each interval. Aim to average within 10 watts (above or below) the target power number shown. Focus on a smooth and focused effort throughout each interval.
This interval session works different cadence ranges. Be mindful of which cadence range feels best for you (higher or lower cadence).
This session includes a combination on 1-legged pedaling drills and big gear intervals to improve pedaling efficiency, leg speed and muscular strength.
Stop if you have any knee or other pain.
30 second intervals at a high cadence with 30 seconds of recovery, repeated...
Perform each 30 second interval seated and relaxed. Push up to 130 cadence. Hold in the drops.
Your target power is listed for each interval.
Tempo ride in ERG mode. If you choose not to ride in ERG mode, you can go above target power on the uphills (and below zone on the downhills).
To get the most out of this training perform the tempo riding in one go with no stops. this session can also be performed outdoors.
Time in the saddle at a moderate intensity. You can ride in ERG mode today or regular mode. If you ride in the regular mode you can go above target power on the uphills (and below zone on the downhills). See Zone 2 in your TrainingPeaks zones (under Settings) and aim to average in that Zone range by the end of the ride (using Coggan Zones based of your best 1 hour power / Threshold / FTP).
Enjoy the scenery and exploring the routes! Alternatively, do a Zwift group ride that is not overly intense (or ride outdoors).
Threshold intervals. Your target power is listed for each interval. Aim to average within 10 watts (above or below) the target power number shown. Focus on a smooth and focused effort throughout each interval.
Big gear intervals on indoor trainer. Your target power is listed for each 12 minutes.
Change position every 3 minutes the following 4 positions:
1. holding on top of bars
2. no hands
4. aero position - holding on brakes or arms out front
Focus on good form. Stop if any knee pain.