Simon Kessler (Simon Says Cycling)All plans by this Coach
“Balance Zwift racing with recovery to ensure long-term improvements!"
Do you enjoy racing on Zwift each week but are concerned about burning out? How do you manage your training when you are racing 2-3 times a week on Zwift? I have designed the following 6-week training plan for the cyclist who wants to be competitive in Zwift racing while continuing to improve and avoid burnout from too much intensity.
The following plan includes the option to race 1-3 times per week on Wednesday, Thursday (or Tuesday and Thursday), and one day on the weekend. On those optional racing days, you will find an alternative training session that you can choose to do in place of a race. The plan is flexible and will allow for up to 3 race days per week on Wednesday and Thursday and on weekends. If you race on Tuesdays instead of Wednesdays simply swap Tuesday and Wednesday training days around.
The plan builds with two weeks of increased training stress followed by an easier week. The training includes mostly specific training in zone 2-3 to work on strength, endurance, and pedaling efficiency. This balances out the very high-intensity Zwift racing to ensure you recover well and continue to improve.
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 gone on to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France. With this plan, you receive 30+ years of high-level experience in a super effective training plan that will lead to fast improvements.
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!
Training for another race or personal improvement goal? Check out our other training plans for racing (road, time trial, criterium), centuries, gran fondos, base training, power gains, and more. Visit: simonsayscycling.com
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
Daily training session upload to Garmin/Wahoo and Zwift automatically
How it Works
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This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
- Access your training plan anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps.
- 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.
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.Still have questions about this plan?