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BCA | Race Plan ~ Heart Rate – NOVICE MASTERS – 22 wks. + 24/7 Email Support

Author

Jonathan Melville

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Length

22 Weeks

Plan Specs

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

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Plan Description

Breakaway Coaching and Analytics


The following 22-week plan has been designed specifically for novice master riders (35 + years of age). The plan focuses on preparing you for your first race by taking you through all the phase of training. Addtionally, this plan can also be used as a base plan.


Novice Masters Riders:
- 4:22 hours progressing to 07:10 hours (max week)
- 4 bike workouts per week.
- 1 home strength workouts per week.
- Short mid-week workouts to accommodate work.
- 35 + years of age.
- Plan uses heart rate.


What does this programme include?
- Email support 24/7
- Data analysis (upon request) every 6 weeks
- Programme guide, Nutrition guide and Strength training/exercise guide (40 + pages total)
- You can re-use the plan as much as you please.


If you are still unsure, fill in the below questionnaire and BCA will get back with the right plan for you (should take 5 minutes)


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScuGin-4FAkMU5sex_RN_ftievhDXg9nYi99B6nFDuwRcYpjg/viewform


Or contact BCA directly for help:
Email: info@breakawaycoachingandanalytics.com
Website: https://www.breakawaycoachingandanalytics.com/



Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
5:04 hrs 3:30 hrs
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0:25 hrs 0:30 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
5:04 hrs 3:30 hrs
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0:25 hrs 0:30 hrs

Jonathan Melville

Breakaway Coaching and Analytics

BCA offers 3 coaching services designed to suit your requirements:

  • Pre-built training programmes
  • Personalised pre-built training programmes ~ £8 per week.
  • Bespoke one-to-one coaching ~ £120 per month

If you are unsure which plan to use, fill in the form below and BCA will handpick one for you:
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Sample Day 1

0:30:50
26.4TSS
activation + sprints # 1

MS - 3 mins @ 75% + 10 secs @ max. x 3

FOCUS: To increase muscle fiber recruitment. Activation ride to bring the body up to speed with training and to pace/prevent overload early on in the programme.

Sample Day 3

0:45:00
47TSS
tempo endurance ride + mirco # 4

WU - 4 mins @ 60-65% +
WU - 1 mins @ 70-80% + 1 mins @ 60-65%. x 3
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MS - 1 mins @ 85% + 15 secs @ 65%. x 12
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CD - 10 mins @ 60-65%.

FOCUS: Shorter tempo intervals to focus on developing increased recovery time between efforts. Workout to be complete on indoor trainer.

Sample Day 5

0:55:00
47.7TSS
aerobic endurance ride + intervals # 6

MS - 6 mins @ 75% + 1 mins @ 65%: x 5

FOCUS: The ride aims to maintain fitness without causing drastic increases in fatigue.
Ride to be completed on the turbo (or any available static bike). The effort level remains aerobic and works to push the edge of zone 2.

Sample Day 5

0:30:00
12.5TSS
strength and conditioning + hypertrophy # 1

FOCUS: Hypertrophy training to increase the size of type 1 muscle fibres. Exercises are completed between 50-75% of 1 Rep Max. The speed of contraction is 3 seconds down and 3 seconds up. Before each starting each exercise complete a warm up of 5-10 reps @ 10% 1 rep max. Please feel free to change, adjust or add exercises that suits you best or for variation.You are not expected to compete all the exercises. Just finish the most you can (without rushing) in the prescribed time. warm up. - foam rolling - resistance band mainset - core: - plank = 20-60 secs x 2-3 sets - side plank = 15-45 secs x 2-4 sets* - single leg glute bridge = 6-8 reps x 2-4 sets mainset - lower body: 8-12 reps x 2-6 sets: - lunges - squats - bulgarian squat - single leg squat mainset - upper body: 4-6 reps x 2-3 sets: - press ups - renegade row * 1 set = 1 side, therefore, 4 sets = 2 sides each.

Sample Day 6

2:00:00
114.3TSS
aerobic endurance ride ~ foundation # 1

WU - 4 mins @ 60-65% +
WU - 1 mins @ 70-80% + 1 mins @ 60-65%. x 3
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MS - 1:40 hours @ 75%
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CD - 10 mins @ 60-65%.

FOCUS: Aerobic Endurance Ride to increase the density of the mitochondria. This ride can be completed by feel, if your feeling good ride high end of zone 2 (use hard gears to accomplish this), or if struggling ride can be done in small ring. Maintain high cadence through (whether high or low zone 2) 80+ rpm.

OPTIONS: If you are feeling good you may extend the ride by 30 minutes. However, be considerate of the programme, i.e don't ride hard today if tomorrow is a hard ride.

Alternatively, if available ride in a group, however, if pace drops, drop back and put out an attacking effort sprint to re-join the group again.

Sample Day 8

0:40:00
43.7TSS
tempo endurance ride + short # 3

MS - 4 mins @ 85% + 1 mins @ 65%. x 4

FOCUS: Shorter tempo intervals to focus on developing increased recovery time between efforts. Workout to be complete on indoor trainer.

Sample Day 10

0:55:00
47.7TSS
aerobic endurance ride + intervals # 6

MS - 6 mins @ 75% + 1 mins @ 65%: x 5

FOCUS: The ride aims to maintain fitness without causing drastic increases in fatigue.
Ride to be completed on the turbo (or any available static bike). The effort level remains aerobic and works to push the edge of zone 2.

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