Complete a 7-Day Stage Event (Race/Tour) on Limited Time + Receive $50 in Vouchers!

Average Weekly Breakdown
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 10:36

This plan has been designed by Pav Bryan Performance Director at Spokes and BikesEtc Magazine’s Cycling Guru.

This plan is for you if you are targeting a 7-day event (can be race, tour, or any paced event) this year and have limited time to train (approx. one hour per day during the week + some longer weekend rides). If you have longer to train, you can consider simply adding duration to each session during the week, selecting our Win a 7-Day Stage Event plan, or contacting team@spokes.fit for a personalised plan.

Once you have completed this plan you will be ready to start your taper into your main event. It would be advantageous for you to add some practise rides (similar to your event) during the final two phases. When/if doing so, please replace the most similar session(s) during the week.

This plan presumes that you have been riding consistently for at least 4 weeks (ideally 8), if you haven't, you should check out our Preparation Phase plans before starting this. Where double session exist do them in the order as presented on the plan, ideally this is bike session early morning and the other session late in the evening.

This plan is totally compatible (upload-able/exportable) with all good platforms including Zwift, TrainerRoad, The Sufferfest and many more.

You can use any method to monitor your training, power, cadence, heart rate or rate of perceived exertion, although power is an advantage. You get key rides and further resources (links within the sessions on the calendar) to ensure you are capable across every aspect of cycling; nutrition, hydration, technique, tactics and of course performance.

All the sessions you will do come with comprehensive instructions, links to videos, blogs or downloads, plus they have the workout builder function; full power, heart rate and cadence targets (where applicable).

If you are using heart rate or RPE and would like a plan suited to this, please visit us at -> spokes.fit & we will gladly create one for you.

You also get access to the Spokes support groups.

You won’t find a training plan more comprehensive than this!

Sample Day 1
0:55:00
27.7TSS
Pyramid Intervals - Speed Style

The Goal Of This Session: is to increase your leg speed & increase your efficiency

10 minute warm-up

5x (15 sec hard 45 sec easy),
2 min active recovery,
3x (1 min hard 2 min easy),
2 min active recovery,
2x (5 min hard 6 min easy).

As this is cadence based resistance should be low & aim to get your cadence as high as possible for the hard parts (should be sustainable for the duration). During the recovery parts reduce all resistance and spin legs. Don’t worry about Zones during this part of the session.

5 minute cool-down

Here's a guide on improving pedalling efficiency: https://spokes.fit/training/how-to-pedal-efficiently/

Sample Day 2
0:45:00
37.5TSS
Pilates, Yoga or Core (Pav Bryan's S&C YouTube Video) (45 min Session)

The Goal Of This Session: is to develop core strength & flexibility, which will increase power output & comfort on the bike

An excellent opportunity to add in some off the bike core, flexibility and stability work

Where possible seek professional guidance or join a class for motivation.

Check out this video for ideas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKkbdbzshc8

Sample Day 3
0:56:00
42.7TSS
Spin Ups

The Goal Of This Session: is to increase your leg speed & increase your efficiency 

10 min warm-up. 

On a downhill slope or a light resistance on trainer start spinning your legs, increasing your cadence every min until you reach your max without bouncing on the bike. Then maintain for as long as possible, time how long you hold your max then aim to beat it on next attempt. 

Recover for 3 or more min then repeat as many times as you can. 

10 min cool-down.

Note down the peak at which you started to bounce

Something to help with preparing mentally for this test: https://spokes.fit/category/mental-fitness/

How did you do? Let us know via social media:

facebook.com/spokesfit
instagram.com/spokesfit
twitter.com/spokesfit

Sample Day 4
0:45:00
39.08TSS
Activation Session Development

The Goal Of This Session: is to develop a day before routine (activation session).
 
Getting this right now will mean we know exactly how to prep your body the day before your key events so you are 100% at the start line the next day

Your coach will be happy to help with this but 
look to include your event warm-up & cool-down plus some high cadence low resistance efforts and about 5-10 minutes at race intensity

Make notes today & tomorrow on how it felt so we can come back to this and develop it over time

Focus on having everything ready for your upcoming event. Allow your mind to be filled with positive thoughts. Repeat mantras, power words or affirmations

Here's a guide we wrote on preparing for your "A" event: https://spokes.fit/technique-tactics/pav-bryans-ultimate-a-event-guide/

Sample Day 5
1:00:00
66.8TSS
FTP Test

The Goal Of This Session: is to set a benchmark or check progress against a previous score

20 min warm-up. 

20 minutes maximum sustainable power. Conduct test & note results. Compare it to your previous. Changes can mean you are fitter or fatigued. 95% of achieved in test is FTP.

20 min cool-down.

Something to help with preparing mentally for this test: https://spokes.fit/category/mental-fitness/

How did you do? Let us know via social media:

facebook.com/spokesfit
instagram.com/spokesfit
twitter.com/spokesfit

Sample Day 5
0:45:00
37.5TSS
Pilates, Yoga or Core (Pav Bryan's S&C YouTube Video) (45 min Session)

The Goal Of This Session: is to develop core strength & flexibility, which will increase power output & comfort on the bike

An excellent opportunity to add in some off the bike core, flexibility and stability work

Where possible seek professional guidance or join a class for motivation.

Check out this video for ideas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKkbdbzshc8

Sample Day 6
2:00:00
84.5TSS
Easy Solo Ride - Tactical Focus

The Goal Of This Session: is to develop technique & tactics without putting too much stress on your body

Nice & gentle ride, light gearing, little resistance, cadence high, nothing too taxing, hope the weather is nice :)

Check out the Spokes Base Miles Guide for how to make the most of these low intensity rides: https://spokes.fit/technique-tactics/how-to-get-the-most-from-base-rides/

Pav Bryan
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Spokes - www.spokes.fit

BikesEtc Magazines Cycling Guru. Co-Founder and Performance Director at Spokes. Former Director and Head Coach at Direct Power Coaching and Nutritionally Fit. Team Manager at Direct Power Cycling Team. Pioneer of Truly Personal Coaching and Truly Personal Nutrition.

Responsible for a team of fifteen coaches, Pav is a well-respected coach within the cycling community. Pav is experienced in public speaking and has presented numerous times around the world.