VO2max Cycling: 3 Month Base and Max Aerobic Training Plan - Intermediate
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This program is intended for cyclists with limited training experience but who can ride at least 50km in one ride and who are looking to improve their cycling power and fitness level. The plan includes 3 sessions a week and thus is ideal for those who are limited by the number of times they can get on their bike.
The first month builds on volume and introduces the cyclist to some short intervals. The second month increases the intensity of the intervals and continues building endurance with longer rides. The third month works on sustainable power by increasing the duration of the intervals and reducing rest periods. You can time the implementation of this program to correspond to an important race that is ~3 month away from when you start it.
The plan provides detailed descriptions of each workout with mileage targets and intensity guidelines based on perceived effort (RPE ratings), HR and Power .
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|4:48 hrs||3:30 hrs|
Day Off x1
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||4:48 hrs||3:30 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- Heart Rate Monitor