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12 Weeks to Crushing the Local Group Ride
Written by Tim Cusick, TrainingPeaks WKO Product Leader and master coach with BaseCamp
Let's face it, this is the part most of us love about cycling: crushing our weekly group rides. Well, here is the plan for you! The plan focuses on the systems you need ready for these challenging rides. You'll build your threshold and also work on the short. punchy style you need for group rides, including 1-minute, 3-minute, and 5-minute efforts. No more getting dropped off the back! You'll surprise your friends and finish strong with the leaders.
This 12-week plan is geared toward the competitive cyclist who has some foundation training in place but wants structure and guidance to get faster and stronger in a short period of time. The plan uses WKO and the Power Duration Curve. Your workout prescription will be individualized based on your data following the PD Curve as you gain fitness. iLevel plans are for the serious, competitive, power-training cyclist. You will need to have a power meter and the TrainingPeaks WKO software.
All our plans come with predicted TSS and ongoing testing, and they include the all-new progressive, fatigue resistance, intensive, and extensive workouts! Our training plans are so powerful you won't need a coach. Ride your best this season and CRUSH your buddies!
Included with your plan:
- Instruction sheet (attached to the first day of the plan)
- Testing protocol
- Strength training routine from Menachem Brodie
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We've got more plans!
Tim Cusick has written dozens of training plans for many different areas of cycling: road, gravel, time trial, mountain bike, cyclocross, indoor training, and more. Click here for a full list of his current plans by sport type.
In addition to his coaching experience, Tim is the TrainingPeaks WKO product leader and the founder of BaseCamp.
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How it Works
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This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- 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.
- Completed workouts sync with popular apps like Garmin and Wahoo. Learn More
- If plan includes Structured Workouts, then planned workouts sync to compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time. Learn More
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