8-week HIGH DENSITY BLOCK TRAINING - Threshold Improvement

Author

Simon Cirnski

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Length

8 Weeks

Typical Week

2 Day Off, 6 Bike

Longest Workout

2:40 hrs

Plan Specs

cycling beginner intermediate advanced masters power based tss based base period

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High Density Block Training (HDBT) is a new way of dosing a specific type of training. High dose of interval training followed by a few easy days can provide superior training effects and adaptations.

This kind of approach be used in classic preparation or when we need a bit of boost in short period of time.

Stats

Training Load By Week
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 09:52

Pulse Performance Coaching

Pulse Performance

We are working with elite, juniors, amateurs and recreational cyclists and runners. In the lest 3 years we had the pleasure to work with UWCT TimeTrial World champion and three national champions in RR and TT riders.

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Sample Day 1

2:05:00
118.9TSS
FTP: Repeatability - Intensive Intervals

Start training with 5-10min warm up in zones 1/2.
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First part of the training is 20min easy endurance ride in zone 2 to get us ready for interval work.

Main part of the training is 5x6min FTP intervals Rest between intervals is 4min long and is done either like active or passive recovery.

Intervals should be done on terrain were you will be racing. (uphill, flat, rolling).
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The rest of the training is done in zone 2 with short cool down in the end.

Sample Day 2

1:45:00
91.2TSS
FTP: Sustainability - Exstensive Intervals

Start training with 5-10min warm up in zones 1/2.
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First part of the training is 20min easy endurance ride in zone 2 to get us ready for interval work.

Main part of the training is 1x20min FTP interval in zone 4. Rest after interval is 5min long and is done either like active or passive recovery.

Intervals should be done on terrain were you will be racing. (uphill, flat, rolling).
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The rest of the training is done in zone 2 with short cool down in the end.

Sample Day 3

2:05:00
118.9TSS
FTP: Repeatability - Intensive Intervals

Start training with 5-10min warm up in zones 1/2.
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First part of the training is 20min easy endurance ride in zone 2 to get us ready for interval work.

Main part of the training is 5x6min FTP intervals Rest between intervals is 4min long and is done either like active or passive recovery.

Intervals should be done on terrain were you will be racing. (uphill, flat, rolling).
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The rest of the training is done in zone 2 with short cool down in the end.

Sample Day 5

1:30:00
60.7TSS
AEROBIC ENDURANCE: Easy ride

Nice and easy endurance ride. Intensity should be low. Bottom half of zone 2 is enough. Try not to make training too long.

Sample Day 6

2:20:00
141.8TSS
FTP: Repeatability - Intensive Intervals

Start training with 5-10min warm up in zones 1/2.
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First part of the training is 20min easy endurance ride in zone 2 to get us ready for interval work.

Main part of the training is 5x8min FTP intervals Rest between intervals is 5min long and is done either like active or passive recovery.

Intervals should be done on terrain were you will be racing. (uphill, flat, rolling).
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The rest of the training is done in zone 2 with short cool down in the end.

Sample Day 11

1:30:00
60.7TSS
AEROBIC ENDURANCE: Easy ride

Nice and easy endurance ride. Intensity should be low. Bottom half of zone 2 is enough. Try not to make training too long.

Sample Day 12

0:55:00
26.4TSS
Recovery Ride

Nice and easy recovery ride at low intensity

8-week HIGH DENSITY BLOCK TRAINING - Threshold Improvement

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