BCA | Intermediate | 24 Wks. | Power | Race Plan

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BCA | Intermediate | 24 Wks. | Power | Race Plan


Jonathan Melville

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24 Weeks

Typical Week

2 Day Off, 1 Other, 5 Bike, 1 Strength

Longest Workout

4:30 hrs

Plan Specs

cycling road cycling intermediate power based tss based strength base period

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What does this programme include?

Email Access:
- An email once a week to discuss your training and any questions you have.
- Data analysis (upon request) every 5 weeks in the form of a progress report.

Structured Workouts:
- Each workout is supplied with a PDF providing additional information.
- Workouts can be exported to your Garmin device to ensure your hitting the training numbers.

Personalised Nutrition Plan:
- A detailed overview of your nutrition requirements per week.
- Every week you are supplied with a nutrition plan personalised to your training.

Programme Manual:
- A detailed overview of the programme.
- Coaching advice including recovery strategies.

Adjustable Workouts:
- The programme is designed so you can adjust which day your main event is.

Is this plan suitable for me?

Intermediate Riders:
- The programme starts at 6:55 hours and progresses to 12:52 hours.
- Training starts slow can takes you through the phases at an appropriate pace.
- Short workouts mid-week to accommodate work.
- 5 on bike workouts per week.
- 1 strength workout per week.
- The programme uses power.

What will I need?
- A turbo training
- Ideally access to a gym, however strength can be competed at home.


Training Load By Week
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 08:53

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Sample Day 1

Activation Ride

Activation ride to pace the next 24 weeks and to put the body through the different intensities

Warm Up:
20 minutes @ 60-65% of FTP

10 seconds @ 170-180%
6 minutes @ 70-75%
Repeat x4

Cool Down:
10 minutes @ 60-65%

Sample Day 2


Please see the attached document for your strength workout.

Sample Day 3

FTP Test

Complete the following FTP test to set your training zones. Only take the average power from the last 20 minutes of 30 minutes.

Warm Up:
10 minutes @ 60-65% of FTP
05 minutes @ 75-80%

30 minutes @ 100-110%

Cool Down:
10 minutes @ 40-50%.

Sample Day 5

Endurance Ride

Ride gentle rolling route, maintain high cadence throughout (80+ rpm).

Warm Up:
10 minutes @ 60-65%

1:40 hours @ 70-75%

Cool Down:
10 minutes @ 60-65%.

Sample Day 6

Endurance Ride

Ride gentle rolling route, maintain high cadence throughout (80+ rpm).

Warm Up:
10 minutes @ 60-65%

2:10 hours @ 70-75%

Cool Down:
10 minutes @ 60-65%.

Sample Day 8

Tempo Ride

Ride gentle rolling route, maintain high cadence throughout (95+ rpm). Hold aero position for the duration of the tempo block.

Warm Up:
10 minutes @ 60-65%

40 minutes @ 80-85%

Cool Down:
10 minutes @ 60-65%.

Sample Day 9

Endurance Ride

High cadence low resistance training session to improve pedaling technique.

Warm up:
10 minutes @ 60-65%

1 minutes @ 75-80% - 120 rpm
3 minute @ 70-75%
Repeat x 4
10 minutes @ 70-75% in between sets.

Cool Down:
8 minutes @ 60-65%

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