Beginner Bike Focus

Average Weekly Training Hours 06:30
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 06:30
Training Load By Week

This is an 8 week Beginner Bike Focus plan that will improve your cycling capabilities. The workouts are a mix of technique, strength and endurance. When appropriate, workouts are described in Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) - on a scale of 1 to 10 where 10 is the hardest - and with training zones. The RPE or zones will be baselined at the end of the first week and then again at the end of the plan. Workouts are designed to be conducted on a spin bike, stationary bike, trainer or on the road as appropriate. There is a mix of indoor and outdoor (if desired) cycling workouts. Although not required - a cadence meter and a heart rate monitor will enhance your experience when utilizing this plan. If you have any questions - feel free to contact me: richard@thebikerover.com

Sample Day 1
1:00:00
Easy Ride

Easy Ride flat course - low effort - light on pedals

Sample Day 2
1:00:00
Isolated Leg Training

On indoor trainer
Warm up 10min easy then
3min left leg clipped in - right leg clipped out resting on chain stay
2min recovery - both legs clipped in
3min right leg clipped in - left leg clipped out
repeat 2x
CD: 10 min easy

Sample Day 3
1:00:00
Easy Ride

Easy Ride flat course - low effort - light on pedals

Sample Day 4
0:45:00
Bike Form - Cadence

WU: 10min easy spin at self selected cadence
MS:
4min @ 90rpm
3min @ 100rpm
2min @ 110rpm
1min @ 120rpm
Repeat up to 3x
CD: 5min easy spin at self selected cadence

Sample Day 5
1:00:00
Easy Ride

Easy Ride flat course - low effort - light on pedals

Sample Day 8
1:00:00
Building Bike Efficiency

WU: 15min easy
MS: One legged drills with shoes clipped in - focus on one leg at a time
90sec right leg, 90sec left leg
45sec right leg, 45sec left leg, 45sec right leg, 45sec left leg
30sec left leg, 30sec right leg, increasing cadence every 5sec to max
20sec right leg, 20sec left leg for 2min
15sec right leg, 15sec left leg for 1min
10sec right leg, 10sec left leg for 40sec
5sec right leg, 5sec left leg for 20sec
3-4x1min at max cadence w/ 1min recovery
3-4x15sec at max cadence w/ 45sec recovery
CD: 15min easy

Sample Day 8
0:45:00
Glute strengthening x-training

45 of lunges, squats, and jumps All without weights. Sample exercises (but feel free to improvise) * rear foot planted, step forward into a lunge with alternating feet, stop when knee is at 90 degree angle, press back up to standing * hands out front like your passing a basketball, squat down with knees at 90 degrees, weight even between heels and balls of feet, hold down for 10 count, then jump, back down for 10 count, repeat. * "telemarks" - lunge forward with one foot, knee to 90 degrees, hold down for 10 count, then jump high, switch legs in air, land back in lunge with alternate foot forward, hold for 10 count, repeat Any time you are jumping, try to land softly with almost no sound - absorb your body weight and maximize the eccentric contractions.

Richard Peck
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The Bike Rover

Training plan development & analysis; Data & performance analysis; Training & racing with power; Race planning; testing to determine training zones & nutrition/hydration

1:1 Coaching: Customized training plan development and analysis in a collaborative setting based upon your goals.

Consultation: Working with the self coached athlete to provide an objective view of training and performance - enabling you to gain a better understanding to most efficiently realize your goals!