Masters Improve Your Threshold Weeks 1-8
MASTERS IMPROVE YOUR THRESHOLD WEEKS 1-8
ATHLETE LEVEL: Masters Intermediate/Advanced
TYPE: Competitive Masters Road Cyclist
HOURS: 9-13 hours per week
TARGET RESULTS: Increase threshold
ABOUT THE PLAN:
This masters plan is built for athlete's age 50 and older. It takes into account that as we age our bodies need more rest.
This 8 week training plan is made for cyclists or triathletes who train with power, heart rate, or perceived exertion. We have provided an eBook on the first day of the plan that contains testing protocol and explains how to set your training zones within TrainingPeaks. That will allow you to know exactly where you are starting with the plan and provide the correct information for testing in the future. This plan is for the athlete can train from 9 to 13 hours a week, has just started in cycling, and is excited about improving. You can put in between 2-4 hours on one of your weekend days.
The goal of the plan is to increase your threshold and also increase your endurance in the 8 week period. Before beginning you should be able to complete a 30 mile ride and you would like to be able to complete a 50-60 mile ride in the near future. You are currently riding your bike from 4-7x per week but lack direction and exactly how to best use your training method.
To get the most out of this plan, it's important that you go through the testing information on day one in order to know exactly where your threshold stands.
Best of luck! You can do it!
WEEK 1 PREVIEW:
Day 1: Welcome Information & Packet
Ride: Active Recovery - 1:30:00
Day 2: Ride: Tempo with NP Bursts - 1:30:00
Day 3: Ride: Endurance Ride - 1:15:00
Day 4: Rest Day: Off
Day 5: Ride: Active Recovery - 1:00:00
Day 6: Ride: Endurance Ride with Tempo - 2:30:00
Day 7: Ride: Endurance Ride - 2:00:00
WEEK TOTALS: Time: 9:45:00
Bike Duration: 9:45:00
Once you purchase the plan you will be emailed a PDF explaining how to access your training plan. Please note our store hours are Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm Eastern Time. Any orders placed outside of store hours may not be filled until store hours resume.
If you experience any difficulties or have any questions, please contact us.