Boost Your Bike Endurance in 6 Weeks! - Basic

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Training Load By Week
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Training Load By Week

Boost Your Bike Endurance in 6 Weeks! - Basic

Whether you're just getting started in cycling or are coming off a long break, this plan is a great way to boost your endurance so you can go the distance!

This plan will have you gradually building up the time and efforts on the bike across 4 weeks, then you'll have some extra recovery in week 5 so you can go big in week 6! You'll be riding lots of Tempo on the bike with some hills on the weekends and some Threshold efforts by the end of the 6 weeks. There's also cadence work in here to help you improve your pedaling power and aerobic efficiency and tips for how to make the most out of all those gears on your bike. And because we only get faster when we let our body recovery, there's rest days and 60 days of FREE YogaGlo to help you stay healthy!

You can ride the workouts in this plan using a heart rate monitor or you can use Rate of Perceived Exertion if you don't have a heart rate measuring device. A bike computer with cadence is also handyideal but you can count pedal strokes & do some math if you prefer. Then all you need is a clock and some time to ride!

If you have an advanced training device like a Garmin 520 bike computer or other TrainingPeaks compatible device or app, you can export the workouts to your training device & make sure you're riding at just the right effort to get the most out of your training (please see TrainingPeaks for a complete list of compatible devices and apps as it is often updated). Plus coupon codes for 30 days of FREE Premium TrainingPeaks membership will give you access to in-depth views of your training data after you've uploaded it post-workout.

This Basic plan is for the rider who has about an hour 3x/week to ride M-F and about 2 hours on weekends. It assumes you've already been getting out a bit this season and are now set to increase your miles. Maybe you've just started as a cyclist and want to venture out beyond the bike paths or you're looking forward to getting into better shape!

Sample Day 2
2:00:00
EN: The Weekend Endurance Ride

Focus on the duration and ride primarily in zone 2-3. Keep it aerobic & fun!

Sample Day 5
1:00:00
38.3TSS
Tempo 4 x 6 minutes

4 x 6 minutes ON Tempo (zone 3), 3 minutes OFF
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Perform the Intervals by riding between 84-94% of your threshold Heart Rate. You should feel like you are working but not "suffering"
For More Information Please Read:
https://fascatcoaching.com/tips/tempo-training/
RPE 3-4 out of 10

Sample Day 9
2:00:00
EN: The Weekend Endurance Ride

Focus on the duration and ride primarily in zone 2-3. Keep it aerobic & fun!

Sample Day 21
1:00:00
38.3TSS
Tempo 5 x 5 minutes

5 x 5 minutes ON (zone 3) 2 minutes OFF
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Perform the Intervals by riding between 84-94% of your threshold Heart Rate. You should feel like you are working but not "suffering"
For More Information Please Read:
https://fascatcoaching.com/tips/tempo-training/
RPE 3-4 out of 10

Sample Day 24
2:00:00
Athlete's Choice

You pick! You have freedom to do structure, ride unstructured, go hard, go easy. The Goal is to keep the mind fresh, make the training fun and keep you riding and enjoying the bike.

Sample Day 26
1:00:00
38.7TSS
Tempo 5 x 5 minutes

5 x 5 minutes ON (zone 3) 2 minutes OFF
-
Perform the Intervals by riding between 84-94% of your threshold Heart Rate. You should feel like you are working but not "suffering"
For More Information Please Read:
https://fascatcoaching.com/tips/tempo-training/
RPE 3-4 out of 10

Sample Day 33
1:00:00
37.7TSS
Tempo 3 x 8 minutes

3 x 8 minutes ON (zone 3) 4 minutes OFF
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Perform the Intervals by riding between 84-94% of your threshold Heart Rate. You should feel like you are working but not "suffering"
For More Information Please Read:
https://fascatcoaching.com/tips/tempo-training/
RPE 3-4 out of 10

Nadia Sullivan
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