Win a 25 Mile TT in 10 weeks (>500 TSS average per week) + Receive $50 in Vouchers!

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Training Load By Week
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Training Load By Week

This plan has been designed by Pav Bryan Performance Director at Spokes and BikesEtc Magazine’s Cycling Guru.

This plan is for you if you are targeting a 25 mile time trial (TT) this year and are comfortable training above 500 TSS points per week, this might mean you are close to being on the podium or winning open time trials and competing at nationals.

Once you have completed this plan you will be ready to start your taper into your main event. It would be advantageous for you to add some club time trials during the final two phases. When/if doing so, please replace the most similar session during the week.

This plan presumes that you have been riding consistently for at least 4 weeks (ideally 8), if you haven't, you should check out our Preparation Phase plans before starting this.

This plan is totally compatible (upload-able/exportable) with all good platforms including Zwift, TrainerRoad, The Sufferfest and many more.

You can use any method to monitor your training, power, cadence, heart rate or rate of perceived exertion, although power is an advantage. You get key rides and further resources (links within the sessions on the calendar) to ensure you are capable across every aspect of cycling; nutrition, hydration, technique, tactics and of course performance.

All the sessions you will do come with comprehensive instructions, links to videos, blogs or downloads, plus they have the workout builder function; full power, heart rate and cadence targets (where applicable).

If you are using heart rate or RPE and would like a plan suited to this, please visit us at -> spokes.fit & we will gladly create one for you.

You also get access to the Spokes support groups.

You won’t find a training plan more comprehensive than this!

Sample Day 2
1:00:00
74.4TSS
Pyramid Intervals - Set Two

The Goal Of This Session: is to improve maximal power output

Usual 20 minute warm-up

4x (15 sec hard 45 sec easy),
3x (1 min hard 2 min easy),
2x (5 min hard 6 min easy).

During the hard part your RPE should be 8 or above, max means maximum sustainable for the time. Cadence of a normal amount so gear appropriately. During the recovery parts reduce all resistance and spin legs. Don’t worry about Zones during this session.

5 minute cool-down

Here's a Spokes guide on building mental toughness: https://spokes.fit/mental-fitness/be-stronger-mentally/

Sample Day 3
1:00:00
59.6TSS
Zone 3 Ride + FTP - Session 2 - Shorter

The Goal Of This Session: is to develop sustainable power or race pace

10 min warm-up

30 min 80% FTP, 10 min 95% FTP, 5 min 55% FTP. RPM should remain constant throughout at +5 on average from previous FTP test. RPE will be high but this is an achievable session.

5 min cool-down

Checkout Pav Bryan's Ultimate Ride Fuel Guide for some help on how to fuel for this: https://spokes.fit/nutrition/pav-bryans-ultimate-ride-fuel-guide/

Sample Day 4
0:45:00
50TSS
Core Strength & Flexibility Workout (45 Min) (Pav Bryan's S&C Video)

The Goal Of This Session: is to develop core strength & flexibility, which will increase power output & comfort on the bike

We recommend that you follow the guidance of a qualified professional.

Check out Pav Bryan's video for ideas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKkbdbzshc8

Sample Day 4
0:30:00
14TSS
Leg Speed Set 3 - Short

The Goal Of This Session: is to increase your leg speed & increase your efficiency

5 min WU

15 min at RPM +20 on last average from FTP test, followed by 5 min easy spin. Easy gear so low effort, this is about controlled cadence. You can also use the rate at which you started bouncing on Spin-Ups less 10.

10 min CD

Here's a guide on improving pedalling efficiency: https://spokes.fit/training/how-to-pedal-efficiently/

Sample Day 5
1:00:00
56TSS
Strength Reps - Set 2

The Goal Of This Session: is to develop muscular strength

15 min warm-up

2 min RPM <50, almost all out (Zone 5+ but will probably not show in time on monitor), 3 min easy spin, repeat until CD :)

15 min cool-down

Stay seated throughout

Check out Pav Bryan's Ultimate Recovery Guide, the most important part of training but very apt for strength training: https://spokes.fit/training/pav-bryans-ultimate-guide-to-recovery/

Plus, Pav Bryan's stretching & foam roller video:(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spB4VwprTIw)

Sample Day 6
1:25:00
99.8TSS
"Sweetspot" Session 3 - Low RPM

The Goal Of This Session: is to develop sustainable power or race pace

10 min warm-up

2x 30 min SS (88-93% of FTP/HR) with 5 min easy spin in-between. RPM <60. RPE 7-8.

10 min cool-down

Here's a little Spokes guide on motivation & positive mental attitude, this should help get you through these types of sessions: https://spokes.fit/mental-fitness/motivation-positive-mental-attitude/

Sample Day 7
0:45:00
50TSS
Core Strength & Flexibility Workout (45 Min) (Pav Bryan's S&C Video)

The Goal Of This Session: is to develop core strength & flexibility, which will increase power output & comfort on the bike

We recommend that you follow the guidance of a qualified professional.

Check out Pav Bryan's video for ideas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKkbdbzshc8

Pav Bryan
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Spokes - www.spokes.fit

BikesEtc Magazines Cycling Guru. Co-Founder and Performance Director at Spokes. Former Director and Head Coach at Direct Power Coaching and Nutritionally Fit. Team Manager at Direct Power Cycling Team. Pioneer of Truly Personal Coaching and Truly Personal Nutrition.

Responsible for a team of fifteen coaches, Pav is a well-respected coach within the cycling community. Pav is experienced in public speaking and has presented numerous times around the world.