8 Weeks to Conquering Everest High Volume - 12-14 hours per week - Classic Zones - Everesting
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8 Weeks to Conquering Everest
Written by Tim Cusick, TrainingPeaks WKO Product Leader and master coach with Velocious Cycling Adventures
If you're looking for an effective training plan to prepare you for the grueling effort of an Everesting event, this is the plan you need! This plan will guide you through the hard work you'll need to do to successfully compete in an Everesting event. You'll need 12-14 hours of training time each week to complete this plan, and the plan assumes you've been riding at least 6-12 weeks of base training with 8 or more hours of training each week.
The idea behind Everesting couldn’t be much simpler: cycle up and down a hill until you’ve tallied 8,848 meters of ascent, the height of Mount Everest. (Click here to read the rules and guidelines for Everesting.) It's anything but simple, though; it's a relentless endurance battle that'll push you to your physical and mental limits. Your training needs to focus on four core things: volume, strength, FTP, and of course lots of climbing, which means you'll have some longer days in the saddle, some strength/force workouts, and attention to raising FTP from below. You'll also be doing periodic test workouts to maintain your threshold and training zones.
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, ErgVideo, Zwift, TrainerRoad, and more) so you can see your workout and interval numbers right on your screen.
Included with your plan:
- User guide
- Coaching comments and training tips
- Strength training routine from Menachem Brodie
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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How it Works
Training Plan Sample Week
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This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- Heart Rate Monitor
- This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
- Access your training plan anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps.
- Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
- Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
- Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
- Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.
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