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12 Weeks to Crushing the Local Group Ride - Classic Zones - 6-12 hours/week

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Author

Tim Cusick - Coach of World and National Champions

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Length

12 Weeks

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Plan Description

12 Weeks to Crushing the Local Group Ride


Written by Tim Cusick, TrainingPeaks WKO Product Leader and master coach with Velocious Cycling Adventures


WKO structured plan


Plan overview

Let's face it, this is the part most of us love about cycling: crushing our weekly group rides. Well, here is the plan for you! The plan focuses on the systems you need ready for these challenging rides. You'll build your threshold and also work on the short. punchy style you need for group rides, including 1-minute, 3-minute, and 5-minute efforts. No more getting dropped off the back! You'll surprise your friends and finish strong with the leaders.


This 12-week plan is geared toward the competitive cyclist who has some foundation training in place but wants structure and guidance to get faster and stronger in a short period of time. The plan is built with classic training zones and includes power, heart rate, and perceived exertion.


The workouts can be used in the traditional format or as structured workouts, which load automatically to select devices (Garmin, Zwift, RGT, ErgVideo, TrainerRoad, Racermate, and more) so you can see your workout and interval numbers right on your device.


All our plans come with predicted TSS and ongoing testing, and they include the all-new progressive, fatigue resistance, intensive, and extensive workouts! Our training plans are so powerful you won't need a coach. Ride your best this season and CRUSH your buddies!


Included with your plan:

- Instruction sheet (attached to the first day of the plan)
- Testing protocol
- Coaching comments and tips


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Tim Cusick has written dozens of training plans for many different areas of cycling: road, gravel, time trial, mountain bike, cyclocross, indoor training, and more. Click here for a full list of his current plans by sport type and click here for a comparison chart of his major plans.


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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x6
9:41 hrs 3:00 hrs
Day Off x1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
9:41 hrs 3:00 hrs
Day Off
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Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Tim Cusick

Velocious Endurance Coaching

Tim Cusick is the TrainingPeaks WKO product leader, the owner of Velocious Endurance Coaching, and the leader of BaseCamp. His expertise in training, racing, and data analytics offers a unique approach to training that guides his clients to amazing success. He currently coaches world champion Amber Neben, road pro Emma Grant, Rebecca Rusch, and other pros and racers. Over 100 plans for all cycling disciplines. Need help picking a plan? Fill out our survey: https://goo.gl/forms/bkGSAYA9VzV9tsq22.

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