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12wk Road Race Preparation Plan

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Author

Zach Nehr

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Length

12 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

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Plan Description

A 12-week training plan to help build towards your first road race. A few key workouts each week will test your high-intensity thresholds, with enough rest built in between that you will be able to recover in time to crush your next workout. Weekday rides are an hour or less, with a bit more time and flexibility on the weekends to help build your endurance and give your mind a break from the highly-structured weekday workouts. A threshold test at the beginning of this plan will help determine your training zones that we will use in your training in the lead-up to the race.

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x6
6:03 hrs 2:30 hrs
Day Off x1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
6:03 hrs 2:30 hrs
Day Off
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Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter

All supported devices

Zach Nehr

ZNehr Coaching

Zach Nehr is the head of ZNehr Coaching, freelance writer for Velonews, CyclingTips, and TrainingPeaks, and elite-level rider in road, gravel, track, and cyclocross. Zach has a degree in Exercise Science from Marian University-Indianapolis where he also studied Psychology. ZNehr Coaching takes on endurance athletes of all ages and abilities, and you can find Zach's Power Analysis articles published weekly in Velonews.


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