Awesome Time Trial using the LEOMO TYPE-R 8 Weeks

Average Weekly Training Hours 11:34
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 11:34
Training Load By Week

This plan is 8 weeks long and is a "peak" plan designed to get you ready for your Time Trial in 8 weeks using using both your Power Meter and your LEOMO TYPE-R. Your workouts will be based on Power/Wattage, but you'll also have many workouts that will be designed to do specific exercises in conjunction with your TYPE-R. You will have critical instructions on days to help you best utilize the data and unique motion capture metrics from the TYPE-R. This plan will help to improve your pedaling stroke, reduce your DSS (Dead Spot Score), improve your PCD (Power Cadence DSS) map and also reduce wasted energy. These workouts are the exact workouts that I use with my personal coaching clients.

Sample Day 1
1:30:00
45.4TSS
ACTIVE RECOVERY (1:30)-TYPE-R

On your recovery days, do not worry too much about your Type-R data. You naturally will "flop" your foot around more on your easy days, so your DSS will be higher. This is not a concern on your recovery days. The one thing I want you to do is get a clear understanding of the relationship between your cadence on a recovery ride and your DSS. Notice after your ride, when your cadence is lower what is your DSS? When higher?

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
1:40:40
160TSS
FTP 2x20 with AC Bursts 20 x :10 & VO2 3 x 5 (1:40:40)

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: FTP Builder Intervals. Complete 2 x 20-minute FTP Intervals in your LOW FTP Zone (Power Z4, HR Z4, RPE 4-5) with 5-10 minutes of rest between the intervals. Starting 50 seconds into the interval, complete a 10-second burst every minute for a total of 20. (Burst at 50s, 1:50, 2:50, etc.) Do each burst at 130% of FTP out of the saddle and ‘burst’ with cadence to 110, maybe only one gear shift. Ride at the low end of your FTP Zone (Power Z4, HR Z4, RPE 4-5) for 50 seconds between each. When not completing the 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. Then continue onto MS2.
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MS: Find a long stretch of road where you can complete this workout without stopping or interrupting the interval efforts. Complete 3 x 5 Minutes at VO2MAX Zone (Power Z5, HR Z5, RPE 6-7), with 3 minutes of rest in between. Discontinue intervals if efforts fall below FTP (Power Z4, HR Z4, RPE 4-5)
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CD: 10 minutes of easy spinning in your Active Recovery (Power Z1, HR Z1, RPE <2).

Sample Day 3
1:30:00
105.7TSS
TEMPO Builders 1 x 45 & VO2 3 x 2 (1:33)

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: Tempo intervals help build aerobic fitness and muscular endurance. Complete 1 x 45-minute Tempo effort (Power Z3, HR Z3, RPE 3-4). Terrain: Mixed. Cadence: 75-85 (try using one harder-to-pedal gear and then one self-selected). Ride all other times at Endurance (Power Z2, HR Z2, RPE 2-3) pace, flat to low grade climbing. TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE EXTRA POWER BOOST, TRY ADDING 3 x 2 min VO2Max efforts in your VO2MAX Zone (Power Z5, HR Z5, RPE 6-7), with 3-minute rests between intervals to the TEMPO effort. Try to "recover" at the tempo watts targets, teach your body to recovery while still going hard.
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CD: 10-15 minutes of easy spinning in 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 (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 5
1:00:00
68.7TSS
Microbursts 2 x 10 x :15 - Short (1:00)

WU: 15 Minutes of easy spinning and riding into your Endurance Zone (Power Z2, HR Z2, RPE 2-3). Complete 3 x 1-minute fast pedals in warm-up to prepare your legs for the workout.
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MS: 1: Micro Bursts! - You will learn to love these. Do 2 x 10-minute Micro-Burst Intervals. A 'Burst' is 15 seconds ON followed by 15 seconds OFF. The ON portion is 150% of threshold power or if using HR, go to Threshold HR. The OFF portion is 50% of threshold power or if using HR, just pedal easy for 15 seconds. Repeat this pattern continually for 10 minutes. Spin easy for 5 minutes between intervals.
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Ride at Endurance (Power Z2, HR Z2, RPE 2-3) for the rest of the ride.
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CD: 10-15 Minutes of easy spinning

Sample Day 6
3:00:00
160.9TSS
ENDURANCE Day (3:00) TYPE-R

What is your DSS while you are riding at your endurance pace?
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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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MS: Today is simple, ride the prescribed time your Endurance Zone (Power Z2, HR Z2, RPE 2-3). Vary your cadence throughout ride and work on pedaling form. Practice “coming over the top” and “pulling through the bottom” of the pedal (pretend there is glass in shoes). Enjoy the day!!
Terrain: Flat to Rolling
Cadence: 85 - 105.
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CD: 10-15 minutes of easy pedaling in Active Recovery (Power Z1, HR Z1, RPE <2).

Sample Day 7
2:00:00
104.6TSS
ENDURANCE Ride (2:00)

WU: 10-20 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 Endurance (Power Z2, HR Z2, RPE 2-3) and hold this pace for the prescribed workout time. Focus on riding smooth and staying relaxed. Vary your cadence. Vary terrain.
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CD: 5-15 minutes of easy pedaling in Active Recovery (Power Z1, HR Z1, RPE <2).

Hunter Allen
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Peaks Coaching Group, Inc.

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