6 Week Peak Road Race Form with Power (8-10 hr/wk)
Simon KesslerAll plans by this Coach
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“Achieve Peak Road Race Form in 6 Weeks with Specific Proven Training!”
Training plan description: Do you have an important road race or races coming up but are unsure how to use your limited training time for maximum gains? This training plan is designed to make the best use of your limited time and improve the areas needed to achieve peak form for road racing. You will increase your V02 max, threshold power, and your ability to make repeated accelerations and recover fast. The plan incorporates the option to include group ride/s on weekends and indoor training.
The training focus for this plan is to prepare for high-intensity road races (or group rides) lasting 1.5-3 hours in duration. The first three weeks are about improving your engine with threshold and endurance-focused training. The final three weeks are about increasing your VO2 max and race simulation combined with recovery to achieve peak form. The first race or races are scheduled at the end of the plan on the weekend of week 6. Week 5 has also the option to include racing on the weekend.
The training plan is designed for Power and is designed in the Workout Builder format which provides your personalized power zones in each training session which are calculated automatically from your Threshold number inputted under settings. Additional benefits of the Workout Builder format include direct training session sync to your Garmin or Wahoo device and training session upload to Zwift, TrainingRoad, CycleOps and 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
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 zones 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 Elemnt or Elemnt Bolt with the Wahoo Companion App
Automatic daily session upload to Zwift
Mental preparation guided visualization included
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|9:12 hrs||3:15 hrs|
Day Off x2
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||9:12 hrs||3:15 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter