20 Week Base + Build Training to Achieve Top Form (Workout Builder), Power, 7-11 hrs/wk
Simon KesslerAll plans by this Coach
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Training plan description:The 20-week Base + Build training plan is a proven formula to bring you to top race or group ride shape in 20 weeks. It starts with our proven Base Plan for 12 weeks where you will make big improvements in leg strength, pedaling efficiency, sprinting, and endurance. The 8-week build phase that follows includes threshold + VO2 Max/race simulation training which will bring you to top form and ready to achieve some breakthrough rides.
This training plan is designed for cyclists who while leading a busy life can fit in 5 days/week of training, with typically 1-2 hours available Monday to Friday and 2-4 hours available on weekends, for around 7-11 hours/week. You may be a regular A or B group rider and/or participate in road racing. The plan builds with 3-week training blocks followed by an easier week of 6-7 hours before starting the next 3-week block. Before starting the plan you should have a good level of fitness and be accustomed to training 6+ hours/week.
The plan is designed to work indoors as well as outdoors and is designed with the Workout Builder feature which provides personalized power targets for each training session. Additional benefits of the Workout Builder format include direct training session download to your Garmin or Wahoo device and training session upload to Zwift, TrainingRoad, CycleOps and more.
Purchasing this plan includes: Email support from coach Simon directly to get your questions answered plus 3 months full access to our membership community with Facebook live coaching calls every Wednesday, and additional information on nutrition, race day preparation, strength training, warm-up protocols, mental training audios, and much more!
Designed by former professional and multiple national champion coach Simon Kessler of Simon Says Cycling, coach Simon has coached for 25+ years and has enjoyed an incredible track record as a coach which includes state and national champions on multiple continents in road, track and mountain biking. Some of Simon’s clients have won world championship medals and gone on to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France. With this plan, you receive 30+ years of top-level experience in a super effective training plan that will lead to fast improvements.
Training for another race or personal improvement goal? Checkout our other training plans for racing (road, time trial, criterium), centuries, gran fondos, base training, power gains, and more. Visit: simonsayscycling.com
Plan Features & Benefits
3-month full access to our client-only community and education resources
This training plan starts on a Monday
The plan is reusable an unlimited amount of times
This plan works with power only (no heart rate zones)
Designed with the new Workout Builder - offering you more precise training with exact power targets calculated automatically from your threshold power (FTP) saved in TrainingPeaks
Download each session automatically to newer version Garmin devices with the TrainingPeaks IQ Garmin Connect App or to your Wahoo device via the Wahoo Companion App
Download each session in many different files formats compatible with: Zwift, Wahoo, TrainerRoad, Cyclops and more
Purchase risk-free with our 30-day money-back guarantee
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|8:50 hrs||4:00 hrs|
Day Off x2
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||8:50 hrs||4:00 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter