1.2 - SEASONAL: SUMMER - 12 Weeks Int/Adv ****NEW**** (Workout Builder format)

Average Weekly Training Hours 12:43
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 12:43
Training Load By Week

The included plan has been converted to Training Peaks structured workout format, called Workout Builder. Not only will you see your individual training targets and zones for each workout through the daily workout e-mail reminders and mobile notifications, but you will also see a graphic representation of the workout within the Training Peaks web portal and Training Peaks mobile app. Now you can quickly get a sense of the entire Workout by taking a look at the visual representation which will show you the individual workout elements like warm up, main set(s) (including interval efforts (based upon your FTP) and cool down. You will no longer have to read through the full narrative and in some cases interpret it and calculate your FTP in order to grasp the task at hand.

Structured workouts built with the Workout Builder can now be exported for use in third-party apps and select devices including Garmin, Zwift, TrainerRoad, CycleOps Virtual Training, RacerMate, Hurts Ergo and more. Simply click “Export” after building and saving your workout and select the proper file format For more detailed information regarding exporting workouts go to http://help.trainingpeaks.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000325647-Structured-Workout-Export

This 12 week summer training plan is built for anyone training with power, heart rate, or perceived exertion. We have provided an eBook on the first day of the plan that contains testing protocol and explains how to set your training zones within TrainingPeaks. That will allow you to know exactly where you are starting with the plan and provide the correct information for testing in the future.

This plan is for the rider that can train 8-15 hours each week. Most weeks are 8-9 hours, with a couple weeks in the 13-15 hour range.

This plan assumes that you will either be racing or riding hard on the weekend so has 3 different weekend options built in.
*Please note that the hours in the sample plan reflect the total hours for the 3 weekend options.

This is a great plan for someone who is ready to make their summer the best ever! It's a perfect way to keep the fitness you have (even improve it) and sharpen and hone your sprinting and anaerobic power.

Sample Day 1
1:00:00
30.3TSS
ACTIVE RECOVERY (1:00)

MS: Today is an Active Recovery day targeting ONLY (Power Z1, HR Z1, RPE <2). Focus on relaxing on the bike and enjoying the ride. If you have to climb some hills try to use easier gear and spin easy. Today is about recovery, so go for easy spin!

Sample Day 2
1:06:00
85.5TSS
AC Speed Builders 6 x 2 (1:06)

WU: 15 minutes working into ENDURANCE (Power Z2, HR Z2, RPE 2-3) with 3 x 1-minute fast pedals to wake up legs.
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MS1: AC “Speed Building” Intervals. Complete 6 x 2 minutes at ANAEROBIC CAPACITY (Power Z6, HR Z6, RPE >7), but really “big-gear accelerate” the last 15 seconds and blow through the finish line of each interval! Rest for 4 minutes between intervals. Discontinue intervals if efforts fall below 110% of FTP. Find a long stretch of road where you can complete this workout without stopping or interrupting the interval efforts. Self-selected. Terrain is flat to medium grade hill.
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CD: 15 minutes of easy spinning in your ACTIVE RECOVERY (Power Z1, HR Z1, RPE <2).

Sample Day 3
1:15:00
94.4TSS
FTP 2 x 15 (1:15)

WU: 10-15 minutes working into Endurance (Power Z2, HR Z2, RPE 2-3) with 3 x 1-minute fast pedals to wake up legs.
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MS1: Complete 2 x 15-minute FTP Intervals in your FTP ZONE (Power Z4, HR Z4, RPE 4-5), with 5-10 minutes of rest between intervals. Ride all other times at Endurance (Power Z2, HR Z2, RPE 2-3). Terrain: Flat to rolling (or steady, low-grade climb if available). Cadence: 85-105.
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CD: 10 minutes of easy spinning in your Active Recovery (Power Z1, HR Z1, RPE <2).

Sample Day 4
1:00:00
30.3TSS
ACTIVE RECOVERY (1:00)

MS: Today is an Active Recovery day targeting ONLY Active Recovery (Power Z1, HR Z1, RPE <2). Focus on relaxing on the bike and enjoying the ride. If you have to climb some hills try to use easier gear and spin easy. Today is about recovery, so go for an easy spin!

Sample Day 4
1:30:00
123.3TSS
ENDURANCE with NP Bursts 12 x :12 (1:30)

WU: 10-15 minutes working from Active Recovery (Power Z1, HR Z1, RPE <2) training zone into Endurance (Power Z2, HR Z2, RPE 2-3) with 2-3 x 1 minute Fast Pedals to wake up legs.
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MS1: Endurance ride. Set a pace at Zone 2 Endurance (Power Z2, HR Z2, RPE 2-3) and hold this pace for the next 1 hour. Within this hour, do a 10-12 second out-of-the-saddle burst every 5 minutes (prox), targeting over 200% of FTP (MAX). Make sure cadence stays high. Vary terrain.
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CD: 5-15 minutes of easy pedaling in Active Recovery.

Sample Day 5
0:48:00
45.8TSS
Pre-Race ENDURANCE & AC 3 x :60 - Short (0:48)

WU: 15 Minutes in Endurance (Power Z2, HR Z2, RPE 2-3) with 3 x 1-minute fast pedals to wake up legs.
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MS: Pre-Race efforts are about opening up the legs and keeping the lactate processing plant sharp. As part of the Main Set do 3 x 60 seconds “Hard Efforts” (Power Z5, HR Z5, RPE 6-7). Rest for 5 minutes between intervals. Focus on tomorrow’s race during the efforts, breath deep and pedal smooth.
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CD: 15 minutes easy pedaling in Active Recovery (Power Z1, HR Z1, RPE <2)

Sample Day 5
1:00:00
30.3TSS
ACTIVE RECOVERY (1:00)

MS: Today is an Active Recovery day targeting ONLY Active Recovery (Power Z1, HR Z1, RPE <2). Focus on relaxing on the bike and enjoying the ride. If you have to climb some hills try to use easier gear and spin easy. Today is about recovery, so go for easy spin!

Hunter Allen
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Peaks Coaching Group, Inc.

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