CONQUER COVID-19 - 8 Week Threshold Builder - Classic Zones 8-12 hr/wk
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Conquer COVID: 8-Week Threshold Builder Plan
written by Tim Cusick, TrainingPeaks WKO Product Leader and master coach with Velocious Cycling Adventures
Train with the coach of champion Amber Neben and pro Emma Grant!
The reality of a world dealing with COVID-19 is a lot of anxiety, stress, negativity, and event/race cancellations. Many cyclists are forced to stay inside on the trainer, while some simply choose to stay inside and some can safely ride outdoors. Coach Tim has designed this training plan to build your FTP gradually over the next eight weeks to prepare you for future events.
During normal times, April is a race month for many, often derailing a solid threshold foundation with so much high intensity. Now you can build an even stronger base and foundation so that when it’s time to get back into the game, you’ll be even more prepared.
This plan is a structured plan using Coggan Classic zones, making it easy to load your workouts directly to your smart trainer, Zwift, Garmin, etc. Coach Tim believes that regular, moderate training, along with good nutrition and rest, will help you keep your immune system charged and lower your mental stress. Keep positive and stay healthy!
Included with your plan:
- Instruction booklet (attached to the first day of the plan)
- Testing protocol
- Coaching comments and tips
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Tim Cusick has written dozens of training plans for many different areas of cycling: road, gravel, time trial, mountain bike, cyclocross, indoor training, and more. Click here for a full list of his current plans by sport type and click here for a comparison chart of his major plans.
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Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|9:58 hrs||3:45 hrs|
Day Off x1
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||9:58 hrs||3:45 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- Heart Rate Monitor