12 Weeks to Crushing the Local Group Ride - Classic Zones - 8-12 hours/week
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12 Weeks to Crushing the Local Group Ride
Written by Tim Cusick, TrainingPeaks WKO Product Leader and master coach with Velocious Cycling Adventures
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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How it Works
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|9:41 hrs||3:00 hrs|
Day Off x1
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||9:41 hrs||3:00 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.
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?