Beginner Cyclist Build Fitness & Endurance in 6 Weeks, 2.5-4hrs/wk Phase 1
Simon KesslerAll plans by this Coach
This plan is designed for the beginner cyclist who would like to get fit and strong for road cycling or the cyclist who is coming off a long break and wants to get fit and strong again. The training includes 3 rides per week with 45-60 minutes scheduled twice in the work week and one longer ride on the weekend starting at 1 hour and building up to 2 hours by the end of the 6 weeks.
The plan works with a heart rate monitor, a power meter or with perceived exertion rating. Simply refer to the training zones link provided in documentation to determine your training zones.
The training includes specific drills to improve your pedaling efficiency and cadence, specific intervals to improve your pedaling power, leg strength, and increase your fitness and endurance. The majority of the training is in Zone 2-3 with a few Zone 4 efforts scheduled in the final 2 weeks.
When you have successfully completed this plan (Phase 1) look for the Phase 2 plan to continue to build on your fitness gains.
This plan is designed by top coach Simon Kessler of Simon Says Cycling, a former professional cyclist and multiple national champion. Learn more at: http://simonsayscycling.com
How it Works
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
Day Off x4
|3:20 hrs||2:00 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||3:20 hrs||2:00 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- Heart Rate Monitor
- 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.
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