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Road Racing-8 weeks-Final prep for race season (Cat 2-3 Racer)

Includes Structured Workouts

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Alison Powers

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8 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

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Plan Description

As the road race season draws near, it is important to make sure you are ready and prepared not only for the first races of the season, but to have good fitness that lasts the entire season.

Before beginning this training and plyometric program, we assume you have a good base of strength and aerobic (on-bike) training.

Because it's important to have proper and accurate training zones, this 8 week plan begins with a field test. Once you finish your field test, send the file to for data analysis and training zones.

This 8 week training plan has 2 blocks of training that will work to build full body strength and fitness and help prepare you for your first races of the season. The first phase is plyometrics and on bike sprints that are accompanied by lactate threshold training. This 3 week block will not only build your lactate threshold it will also make you a more powerful and explosive rider.

All strength exercises and some of the more complex on-bike workouts come with a YouTube 'how to' video to make sure you understand and are completing each exercises with proper form.

After a much deserved recovery week, you begin a 3-week race specific build. Now that you have a solid aerobic engine built, it is time to work on anaerobic power and fitness. VO2 and anaerobic workouts are combined with race winning intervals (RWI) and endurance rides. This 3 week build is the final preparation going in to race season.

After a 2nd recovery week, you will be strong, fit, fresh, faster on the bike, and ready for the race season.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x4
07:42:00 05:00:00
Day Off x2
—— ——
Custom x2
00:24:00 00:15:00
Other x1
00:22:00 00:45:00
Strength x1
00:33:00 01:00:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
07:42:00 05:00:00
Day Off
—— ——
00:24:00 00:15:00
00:22:00 00:45:00
00:33:00 01:00:00

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter

All supported devices

Alison Powers

ALP Cycles Coaching

The only person, in history, to win all three road discipline Nationals championships in one year (2014), Alison is the owner and head coach of ALP Cycles Coaching. She has been coaching cyclists for 10+ years. Thanks to her background as both a national level ski racer and bike racer, she brings an unparalleled knowledge and skill base to cycling. USAC Level 2 coach, BICP Level 1 Skills Coach, TrainingPeaks Level 1, Wilderness First Aid, BICP Ride Leader, and NICA Level 2 coach.

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  • 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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