Six week endurance base building programme to help develop overall fitness as part of a longer term programme building towards a targeted objective. Based on using Functional Threshold Power this plan is designed to be flexible to allow you to alter training sessions within any given week to fit in with your lifestyle commitments.
NOTE: This plan is developed on basis of using functional threshold power. To maximise the benefits of this it is recommend to conduct functional threshold power test prior to starting to ensure correct setting of training zones. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions related to this plan. We are always happy to assist where we can.
Group or club ride if possible at a steady 70-75% effort
Two shorter TT efforts at an FTP effort with a shortened recovery as part of base development before a final short ramp over FTP into the cool down
Core of the ride to be in zone 4 working the endurance aspect, some road intervals planned as follows:
4x 7 minute intervals at what you believe to be your TT pace with a minimum of 15 minutes recovery in between each set.
Endurance road ride, HR / Power should be looking at a high zone 3 effort thought. In terms of 'effort' this targets around 70-75% effort
Up to 4 hours maximum assuming a lower intensity level than Saturday session