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Author

Pav Bryan - BikesEtc Magazines Cycling Guru & Performance Director at Spokes.

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Length

20 Weeks

Typical Week

1 Day Off, 2 Other, 6 Bike

Longest Workout

2:01 hrs

Plan Specs

cycling time trialing advanced masters power based hr based tss based

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Summary

Includes Structured Workouts

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This plan is the latest version using all the latest TrainingPeaks features, current for 2019/20 and has been designed by Pav Bryan Performance Director at Spokes and BikesEtc Magazine’s Cycling Guru.

Only the Premium Spokes plans designed by Pav Bryan come with a free 40-week strength and conditioning plan (downloadable in session one on the calendar) and email support! If you have any problem completing your plan or have to deviate for any reason – Pav will personally recommend a solution within 48 hours. Fair usage applies.

This plan is for you if you are targeting criterium races (crits) this year and are comfortable training above 500 TSS points per week, this might mean you are close to being on the podium in crits and are already above Cat 1 UK (above Cat 2 US).

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 practise crits &/or chain gang style rides 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!

Stats

Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
Average Weekly Training Hours: 07:37
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 07:37
Average Weekly Breakdown

Pav Bryan, BikesEtc Magazines Cycling Guru

Spokes Fit

BikesEtc Magazines Cycling Guru. Performance Director at Spokes and Head Coach at Nutritionally Fit. Pioneer of Truly Personal Coaching and Truly Personal Nutrition.

Truly Personal Coaching guarantees a unique experience, entirely tailored to your needs.

Responsible for a team of 20 coaches, 5 nutritionists and 10 experts. I have coached riders from National Champions through to Weekend Warriors and I love working with anyone who just wants to improve.

Back to Plan Details

Sample Day 1

0:30:00
15.1TSS
Pyramid Intervals - Speed Style - Short

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

5 minute warm-up

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

As this is cadence based resistance should be low & aim to get your cadence as high as possible for the hard parts (should be sustainable for the duration). During the recovery parts reduce all resistance and spin legs. Don’t worry about Zones during this part of the session.

5 minute cool-down

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

Sample Day 2

0:38:00
26.2TSS
Spin Ups

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

10 min warm-up. 

On a downhill slope or a light resistance on trainer start spinning your legs, increasing your cadence every min until you reach your max without bouncing on the bike. Then maintain for as long as possible, time how long you hold your max then aim to beat it on next attempt. 

Recover for 3 or more min then repeat as many times as you can. 

10 min cool-down.

Note down the peak at which you started to bounce

Something to help with preparing mentally for this test: https://spokes.fit/category/mental-fitness/

How did you do? Let us know via social media:

facebook.com/spokesfit
instagram.com/spokesfit
twitter.com/spokesfit

Sample Day 3

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

0:45:00
39.08TSS
Activation Session Development

The Goal Of This Session: is to develop a day before routine (activation session).
 
Getting this right now will mean we know exactly how to prep your body the day before your key events so you are 100% at the start line the next day

Your coach will be happy to help with this but 
look to include your event warm-up & cool-down plus some high cadence low resistance efforts and about 5-10 minutes at race intensity

Make notes today & tomorrow on how it felt so we can come back to this and develop it over time

Focus on having everything ready for your upcoming event. Allow your mind to be filled with positive thoughts. Repeat mantras, power words or affirmations

Here's a guide we wrote on preparing for your "A" event: https://spokes.fit/technique-tactics/pav-bryans-ultimate-a-event-guide/

Sample Day 5

1:00:00
66.8TSS
FTP Test

The Goal Of This Session: is to set a benchmark or check progress against a previous score

20 min warm-up. 

20 minutes maximum sustainable power. Conduct test & note results. Compare it to your previous. Changes can mean you are fitter or fatigued. 95% of achieved in test is FTP.

20 min cool-down.

Something to help with preparing mentally for this test: https://spokes.fit/category/mental-fitness/

How did you do? Let us know via social media:

facebook.com/spokesfit
instagram.com/spokesfit
twitter.com/spokesfit

Sample Day 6

1:10:00
62.9TSS
Zone 2 Ride + "Sweetspot" - Session

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

10 min warm-up

30 min 75% FTP, 15 min 90% 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.

10 min cool-down

Here's the 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 6

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

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