AIM Plan: PYRAMIDAL-15 (balanced)
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AIM = Advanced Intensity Management
All Winkler Cycling AIM plans are designed to balance LOW/MODERATE/HIGH intensity training in a very specific way to help you meet your goals.
This is a PYRAMIDAL training plan. ~70% of training time is done at LOW intensity (Zone 1-2), ~20% of training time is done at MODERATE intensity (Zone 3-4), and ~10% of training time is done at HIGH intensity (Zone 5+).
"balanced" indicates that LOW, MODERATE and HIGH intensity work covers the full spectrum of each "zone". Example: there are planned HIGH intensity efforts in Zones 5, 6 & 7.
PYRAMIDAL-15 refers to weekly duration: ~15hrs/week
This plan is targeted at athletes dedicating 13-17 hours/week to training on the bike. The plan has 15hrs/week of planned workouts, but it is relatively easy to adjust training time between 13 and 16 hours /week while still maintaining a "pyramidal" distribution of intensity.
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How it Works
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This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
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- 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.
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