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8 week Aerobic Base Builder - Beginner time-crunched riders approx 6hr per week

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KOM Coaching

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Length

8 Weeks

Plan Specs

cycling beginner masters weightloss power based hr based base period

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Plan Description

This 8 week base plan is designed for beginner riders and people who are short on time.

This progressive plan will target your aerobic zones with the addition some strength work to boost your aerobic fitness in just 8 weeks.

It would be ideal to redo an FTP test before the start and at the end of this plan to highlight your results!

These plans are designed by British Cycling Level 3 coach and Coach Educator Martin Burrows.
All workouts are built in the new workout builder so that you can export them to 3rd party applications



Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
5:31 hrs 3:00 hrs
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
5:31 hrs 3:00 hrs
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Martin Burrows

KOM coaching

Cycle Coaching offering truly personalised Training Prescription and Personal Trainer style Personal Coaching.
Services include;
Personalised training prescription
Event specific fixed training plans (official Dartmoor classic Sportive training plan provider)
FTP and fitness testing
Personal 'on the bike' coaching

Sample Day 1

1:00:00
58.6TSS
8 x 1 min Strength Builder

- Warm up well for at least 10 minutes before starting the Strength Intervals

- Mostly in zone 1 or 2 at approx. 90 rpm.

- Include Strength Intervals of approx 1 minute, followed by 4 minutes recovery in zone 2.

- These can be up hills or on the flat in a big gear - pushing hard enough to feel the muscles working (like weight training) in a HARD gear (about 55-65 rpm) with 4 mins easy zone 1 or 2 in between

Aim to do each Strength Interval at about 100% FTP or just a little more - but DON'T over do it as you are pushing a hard gear!

It is ideal as an indoor trainer session.

As ever, make a note of how it went and how you felt etc below

NOTE: If using HR there is a lag (it takes a while to react) so go by EFFORT rather than your HR.

Sample Day 2

1:00:00
57.7TSS
1 hour with 40 mins at Tempo

- Warm up well with at least 10 minutes in zone 2, then complete 40 minutes all in Tempo.

- Cool Down

It is ideal as an indoor trainer session.

As ever, make a note of how it went and how you felt etc below

Sample Day 4

1:00:00
64.6TSS
Sweetspot 4 x 8 minutes

- Warm up progressively for 10 minutes.

- 4 x 8 minutes on the zone 3/4 boundary with 4 minutes rest between intervals all in a cadence of approx. 90 rpm

- Finish by cooling down with easy pedalling at higher cadences

Sample Day 6

2:30:00
122.5TSS
Varied Aerobic Endurance Ride

Ride alone or steadily with a group.
This will be a varied ride in terms of effort, zones, cadences etc.
Mostly aerobic to build your endurance for longer rides.
Aim to stay mostly in zone 2, with some low zone 3.
Use the opportunity to practice group riding, cornering or descending skills, and build or maintain aerobic endurance.

Sample Day 8

1:00:00
61TSS
10 x 1 min Strength Builder

- Warm up well for at least 10 minutes before starting the Strength Intervals

- Mostly in zone 1 or 2 at approx. 90 rpm.

- Include Strength Intervals of approx 1 minute, followed by 4 minutes recovery in zone 2.

- These can be up hills or on the flat in a big gear - pushing hard enough to feel the muscles working (like weight training) in a HARD gear (about 55-65 rpm) with 4 mins easy zone 1 or 2 in between

Aim to do each Strength Interval at about 100% FTP or just a little more - but DON'T over do it as you are pushing a hard gear!

It is ideal as an indoor trainer session.

As ever, make a note of how it went and how you felt etc below

NOTE: If using HR there is a lag (it takes a while to react) so go by EFFORT rather than your HR.

Sample Day 9

1:00:00
59.5TSS
1 hour with 45 mins at Tempo

- Warm up well with at least 10 minutes in zone 2, then complete 45 minutes all in Tempo.

- Cool Down

It is ideal as an indoor trainer session.

As ever, make a note of how it went and how you felt etc below

Sample Day 11

1:00:00
64.6TSS
Sweetspot 4 x 8 minutes

- Warm up progressively for 10 minutes.

- 4 x 8 minutes on the zone 3/4 boundary with 4 minutes rest between intervals all in a cadence of approx. 90 rpm

- Finish by cooling down with easy pedalling at higher cadences

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