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Threshold Ladders v2.0

Includes Structured Workouts

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Andrew McDonald

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4.67 (3)


4 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

Structured Workouts automatically sync with compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time.

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Plan Description

This is a test training programme.


43 Athletes have incorporated this into their training schedules as of 10 July 19. Their feedback has been incorporated into the plan already and a support page has been set up to share experience and ask questions:

Plan details

It is intended that this will compliment your existing riding routine and you should take care to schedule it accordingly. Please feel free to customise the warm up and cool down phases to suit your personal protocol.

Training in ladder form is a well established method of managing fatigue whilst hitting your target intensity.

You will be training around your FTP. I am interested to find out whether these workouts will allow you to increase your capacity at threshold and give you the conditioning to recover from the intervals over the course of the plan. This is not part of academic study and is purely to determine whether the format of format feels about right to experienced cyclists.

I would appreciate your feedback throughout and upon completion. If you would like me to review your progress please use this link to connect accounts:

Let me know if the intensity is right, the intervals are engaging and whether you are motivated to complete this plan. Please be very careful around the accumulated fatigue - get in touch if you need help, don't risk burnout!

All feedback, questions and requests to


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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x2
02:36:00 01:08:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
02:36:00 01:08:00

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter

All supported devices

Andy McDonald

Grit and Glory Coaching

I believe in celebrating effort rather than results and a keep-things-simple approach to help the 'Everyday Athlete' achieve more.

Beyond training plans, performance testing and regular feedback, my services include:

  • Fatigue Management
  • Mental Strength & Wellness
  • Race Preparation & Strategy
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Remote Kettlebell Coaching
  • Practical Skills Sessions
  • Personal & Team Coaching
  • Event Presentations

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  • 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.

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