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Indoor Cycling - Basic

Author

Frank Overton of FasCat Coaching

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Length

7 Weeks

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Plan Description

This indoor cycling training plan has advanced aerobic endurance and variable power workouts (like Sweet Spot) to help you get more 'training' out of your time on the trainer! All the workouts are geared towards you riding indoors on the trainer and therefore are mainly 1 hour in length. Get on, get to work and get off! The one other workout on the weekend is a freestyle sweet spot workout to help you generate some body heat to battle the cold but most importantly get the most training out of your limited time. This indoor cycling training plan definitely caters to the "time crunched" athlete.
This plan starts with tempo workouts , progresses thru harder sweet spot and threshold intervals and finishes with criss crosses, bursts and short anaerobic intervals. You will want to have your FTP set with you zones before hand so you can ride at the right intensity level. We recommend Zwift for 'group rides' and TrainerRoad if you want to program in these workouts and just pedal. For those of you on Zwift feel free to freestyle the workouts a bit. Use laps as your interval durations, and for burst use the hills and sprint lines! You could even find a group ride on the weekend that pushes you and help gets you some harder efforts while keeping it more fun! You can come up with your own ideas as well with what you have available. KEEP THE WORKOUTS FUN!

Questions about this training plan? See our FAQ below or email/call: help@fascatcoaching.com or 720.406.7444

This Basic plan is for the Cat 4-5 or Masters level rider.



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bikex5
5:10 hrs 2:00 hrs
Strengthx2
0:12 hrs 0:30 hrs
Otherx1
0:20 hrs 0:45 hrs
Day Offx1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
5:10 hrs 2:00 hrs
Strength
0:12 hrs 0:30 hrs
Other
0:20 hrs 0:45 hrs
Day Off
—— ——

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

FasCat Coaching

FasCat Coaching

FasCat has over 15 years of experience coaching real world amateur athletes: "Working men and women" that need balance and flexibility for whatever life throws at them. Before we design any training program we consult with the athlete first - how much time do you have to train - what do you have coming up?

We coach thru a custom designed training plan, monitor your progress thru your data and give feedback based on our expertise.