CONQUER COVID-19 - 4-Week Aerobic Capacity Builder - Classic Zones - 9-10 hrs/week
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Conquer COVID-19: 4-Week Aerobic Capacity Build Training Plan
Written by Tim Cusick, TrainingPeaks WKO Product Leader and master coach with Velocious Cycling Adventures
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. In these tough times it’s important to have a plan, be positive, and stay healthy; to help with that, Coach Tim has designed this training cycle for aerobic and immunity maintenance.
The goal of this four-week cycle is a balanced blend of training load, training intensity, and maintaining (or perhaps deepening) your current aerobic fitness while balancing fatigue in a way that will help keep your immune system charged and running strong. The workouts are limited to no more than 2.5 hours, as longer rides can drain you and potentially compromise your immune system. If you have the fitness and feel like going longer, feel free to do so, though we recommend caution.
The workouts use classic training zones and can be used in the traditional format or as structured workouts that can load to your smart trainer or select devices (Garmin, RGT, TrainerRoad, and more) so you can see your workout and interval numbers right on your screen.
Included with your plan:
- Instruction sheet (attached to the first day of the plan)
- Coaching tips and notes
Need help loading your structured works to your device or smart trainer? Click here to read instructions.
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|
|9:46 hrs||3:00 hrs|
Day Off x1
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||9:46 hrs||3:00 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- Heart Rate Monitor