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12 Weeks to Big Power Improvements in Fitness & Strength (sync with Zwift, Garmin, Wahoo) 8-10hrs/wk

Includes Structured Workouts

Structured Workouts automatically sync with compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time.

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Simon Kessler

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12 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

Structured Workouts automatically sync with compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time.

Learn More about Structured Workouts.

Plan Description

“Become fit, fast, and strong in 8-12 weeks with specific training!”

Training plan description: This 12-week Training Plan with Power is designed for cyclists who can train 4-5 times/week, with typically 1-2 hours available Monday to Friday and 1.5-3 hours available on Saturdays and Sundays, for an average of 8-10 hours/week total. The plan builds each week with first a focus on strength and threshold power improvements. Later in the plan, we build your speed, VO2 max, and high-intensity fitness. This plan is in the latest TrainingPeaks version with automatic sync to Zwift, Garmin, Wahoo, and more.

The plan is very flexible. Each week there are 4 key workouts and an optional fifth workout. You may move days around in the week if need. The goal is to complete the 4 key sessions each week on any of the days, to ensure improvements. Before starting the plan you should have a good level of endurance fitness and be accustomed to training 7+ hours/week.

The training is with 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 to Zwift - simply select the day's training session from your "training" folder (scroll down to "TrainingPeaks custom workout". Your day's session appears there ready to start.

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 the 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.

Plan Features

-This training plan starts on a Monday
-The plan is reusable an unlimited amount of times
-This plan works great indoors and works with Zwift, TrainerRoad and more
-This plan works with power only (no heart rate zones)
-Designed with the latest Workout Builder - offering you more precise training with your personalized power intensities automatically displayed for each session
-Your day's training session syncs automatically each day on Garmin, Wahoo, and Zwift
-Additional instruction and coaching via our client-only FB group

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:

How it Works

Load Your Plan

Quickly view upcoming workouts in the TrainingPeaks app.

Workout and Analyze

Upload completed workouts from your favorite tracking app or device.

Track Your Progress

Get feedback, stay on top of your training and perform at your best.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x6
09:05:00 02:55:00
Day Off x2
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
09:05:00 02:55:00
Day Off
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Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter

All supported devices

Simon Kessler

Simon Says Cycling

Do you want to make real improvements but are often left frustrated with your progress?

Coach Simon Kessler's proven track record (since 2001) has helped everyday cyclists and professionals achieve their goals and attain new levels of satisfaction and fulfillment in their cycling.

Our training plans combine real-world experience with sports science and years of experience coaching cyclists from beginner to professional.

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  • This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
  • Access your training plan anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps.
  • Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
  • Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
  • Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
  • Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.

Refund Policy

This plan is protected by our Refund Policy and may, with the author's approval, be exchanged for a plan of equal value from the same author.

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