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Base Training - Advanced - 4 Weeks

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Author

Alex Quirk

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Length

4 Weeks

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Plan Description

Base training for experienced athletes wanting to start their season right. Ride slow to go faster!

This program is tailor made for athletes looking to do a proper base period. This program will put you through a proper base period with approx 11 - 13 hours a week of riding. The program places a heavy emphasis on sweet spot, tempo and endurance rides, to increase your fitness in the most efficient and sustainable way early in the season. This is ideally suited to experienced athletes who have trained with structured training previously and who are willing to be patient with not going too hard too early in the season.

- Introductory 20 minute power test
- Helpful guide for establishing training zones, calculating FTP, tips for using bike computers effectively and
general tips regarding using power meters and rate of perceived effort (RPE) properly
- No weekday sessions are longer than 2 hours
- Power Based: detailed guide of of wattage, heart rate and RPE zones for each session
- Clear sense of progression to keep you engaged
- Suitable for Cat 1 or A grade riders



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bikex6
10:47 hrs 3:00 hrs
Strengthx3
1:30 hrs 0:30 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
10:47 hrs 3:00 hrs
Strength
1:30 hrs 0:30 hrs

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • GPS

All supported devices

Alex Quirk

Endeavor Coaching

Endeavor is the passion project of coach Alex Quirk. After helping some riders progress from club racing to the higher echelons of the National Road Series. Alex decided to formalize his coaching activities with the creation of Endeavor Coaching Services. Since then endeavor has propelled riders towards success national and world championship events on both the road and track. We've worked with riders of all sorts: juniors, elites, masters, males and females.