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BCA | Intermediate Masters - 20 Wks. | Heart Rate - Race Plan | 2nd ed.

Author

Jonathan Melville

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Length

20 Weeks

Plan Specs

cycling road cycling intermediate masters hr based tss based strength base period

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Plan Description

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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 Masters Riders:
- Over the age of 40 years? The programme is designed specifically for you by:
- Introducing more strength training and a greater emphasis on tempo training.
- The programme starts at 7:15 hours and progresses to 10:42 hours.
- Training starts slow can takes you through the phases at an appropriate pace.
- Short workouts mid-week to accommodate work.
- 4-5 on bike workouts per week.
- 2 strength workout per week.
- The programme uses heart rate.

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



Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
6:40 hrs 3:40 hrs
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0:51 hrs 0:40 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
6:40 hrs 3:40 hrs
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0:51 hrs 0:40 hrs

Training Load By Week


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Sample Day 1

0:50:00
38.8TSS
Activation Amalgam

Activation ride to bring the body up to speed with training and to pace/prevent overload early on in the programme.

Warm Up:
6 minutes @ 65-70%
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Set 1:
1 minutes @ 78-83% - 90:95 rpm.
1 minutes @ 65-70%
Repeat x 3
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Set 2:
2 minutes @ 78-83%
2 minutes @ 83-88%
2 minutes @ 90-95%
2 minutes @ 100-105%
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Mainset:
10 seconds @ max.
5 minutes @ 78-83%
Repeat x 4
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Cool Down:
10 minutes @ 60-65%

Sample Day 2

0:40:00
Strength & Conditioning: Plyometrics

YouTube: See the BCA youtube channel for a visual guide to strength training.
Link:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC85YZBCxh7bpK1LaXXYUawg/playlists

Sample Day 3

0:55:00
78.3TSS
Threshold Heart Rate Test

Complete the following THR test to set your training zones. Only take the averageher from the last 20 minutes of 30 minutes.

Warm Up:
4 minutes @ 65-70%
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1 minutes @ 78-83% - 90:95 rpm.
1 minutes @ 65-70%
Repeat x 3

5 minutes @ 83-88%
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Mainset:
30 minutes @ 100-110%
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Cool Down:
10 minutes @ 60-65%.

Sample Day 5

0:50:00
45.3TSS
Tempo Endurance Intervals

Tempo Endurance Ride to stimulate/speed up adaptions with shorter duration. Ride can be complete on road (flat - rolling) or turbo.

Warm Up:
4 minutes @ 65-70%
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1 minutes @ 78-83% - 90:95 rpm.
1 minutes @ 65-70%
Repeat x 3.
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Mainset:
8 minutes @ 88-93%
3 minutes @ 65-70%
Repeat x 3.
-------------------------------------------------------Cool Down:
10 minutes @ 60-65%

Sample Day 6

2:00:00
80TSS
Aerobic Endurance Basic

Aerobic Endurance Ride to improve your ability to use oxygen. Ride gentle rolling route, maintain high cadence throughout the during endurance block (80+ rpm).

Warm Up:
4 minutes @ 65-70%
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1 minutes @ 78-83% - 90:95 rpm.
1 minutes @ 65-70%
Repeat x 3
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Mainset:
1:40 hours @ 78-83%
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Cool Down
10 minutes @ 60-65%

Sample Day 7

2:00:00
80TSS
Aerobic Endurance Pre-Eminent

Aerobic Endurance Ride to improve your ability to use oxygen. Ride hilly route complete 30 seconds max and 60 seconds rest all the way up the climb.

Warm Up:
4 minutes @ 65-70%
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1 minutes @ 78-83% - 90:95 rpm.
1 minutes @ 65-70%
Repeat x 3
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Mainset:
1:40 hours @ 78-83%
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Cool Down
10 minutes @ 60-65%

Sample Day 8

0:50:00
45.3TSS
Tempo Endurance Intervals

Tempo Endurance Ride to stimulate/speed up adaptions with shorter duration. Ride can be complete on road (flat - rolling) or turbo.

Warm Up:
4 minutes @ 65-70%
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1 minutes @ 78-83% - 90:95 rpm.
1 minutes @ 65-70%
Repeat x 3.
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Mainset:
8 minutes @ 88-93%
3 minutes @ 65-70%
Repeat x 3.
-------------------------------------------------------Cool Down:
10 minutes @ 60-65%

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