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It's time to go from FIT to FAST! This 8-week plan builds on your foundation work and translates your strong aerobic capacity to speed and performance as you prepare for your big event or race season. The plan follows a pyramidal/polarized modality with a targeted ramp rate of 2-3 TSS per day each week.
Periodization: Build phase
Modality: Pyramidal to polarized
Training Time: 6-8 hours a week, 5 days a week
Training Layout: 90-minute max weekday workout, 150-minute max weekend workout
Training History: Beginner (completed less than 12-18 months of structured training prior to starting this plan)
- Typical week: Monday off; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1- to 1.5-hour workouts; Friday easy/skills; Saturday, Sunday high-volume days with 2- to 2.5-hour workouts
- Progressive schedule with rest week every fourth week
- Testing included to assure accurate training
- Workouts are built with power targets but can be adjusted for heart rate
- Structured workouts can be automatically exported to Garmin, your trainer, or other device for on-screen guidance as you ride
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Training Plan Sample Week
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This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
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