Off Season, 18 Week, Power Based, W/ Strength Training, Repeatable

Average Weekly Training Hours 07:03
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 07:03
Training Load By Week

Welcome to the first step of your off-season training. This is the beginning of the base of fitness that you will build upon in the new season. Please scroll through and if any questions arise please write them down and feel free to contact me at any time.

This plan is designed to prepare you to have your best cycling experience in the upcoming season. This has plan has been designed for athletes that have either competed in 100km distance races or Century rides in the past. This plan is Power based, if you would like to use a plan that has bike workouts that use power we have those as well. Please find these workouts in the TrainingPeaks store.

This plan has been built around four, six-week long training periods: The first period will be used to build fitness and prep your mind and your body for what lies ahead. The second period is designed as preparation period in which volume will increase as well as intensity. The third will be your build period which is designed to be the "meat and potatoes" of your training plan. This is where you will see the most improvement in both fitness and measurable data. Finally, we have the peak and taper period, this will be the last few sessions before your event. This is the most important training sessions you will face as these will determine how your race will be dictated.

This is designed around a simple idea of: 2 rest day (Monday and Fridays), 3 bike workouts spread throughout the week and 2 strength days per week. The average week has seven hours worth of workouts planned and range from five hours to nine hours in weekly training.

This plan is the most comprehensive and user-friendly plan you will find. Only plans from Finish Strong Endurance come with this amount of support. We win when you do so buy this plan and will support you by providing you a free guide to download in day one and if you do have any questions you can email finishstrongendurance@yahoo.com and I will respond within 24 hours.

As stated this plan assumes that you have competed in some sort of long distance cycling in the past, please be able to:

 Bike: 1 hour continuously

If you have any questions please visit finishstrongendurance.com or email Dylan directly at: finishstrongendurance@yahoo.com.

Sample Day 2
0:50:00
67.9TSS
Bike Test Power

The challenge will be pacing. You ideally want to pick an effort that you can maintain throughout the 30-minute duration.

Sample Day 3
0:55:00
44.6TSS
Recovery Ride 1

Sample Day 4
0:50:00
57.5TSS
Off Season Strength Test

This is a ramp up test, you will start at a weight that you can do 5 reps easily, then you will add weight with each set. For a total of 4x5 sets(x)reps The final set will be the set that you use for determining future training, you will lift up to 5 reps. If you are able to get 5 reps=80% of 1 rep max, 4 reps=85, 3=90% 2=95%, 1=100%. Please do this workout with a partner so that they can spot you, it is always ideal to lift with a partner.

Sample Day 6
2:00:00
140.2TSS
Saturday ride

Sample Day 7
1:10:00
70TSS
Ramp ups

Sample Day 9
0:50:00
42.7TSS
Off-season Cycling Strength

Workout:All lifts are 3x10 @75% of max with 30" rest between sets.
Half Squat
Recumbent Leg Press (One Leg at a Time)
Standing Hip Flexion
Standing Calf Raises
Tricep Extensions
Glute Hamstring Developer (with 15lb weight)

Sample Day 10
0:55:00
47.8TSS
Three step repeats

Dylan Hebert
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Finish Strong Endurance

Services: Running, cycling and triathlon training plans for all distances and abilities. All training plans include a training guide, as well as email support throughout training.

Specialties: 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Cycling, Olympic and 70.3 Triathlon Training as well as Racing, Season Planning, Mental Skills Training, Exercise Physiology, and bike fitting for local athletes.