ZWIFT POWER THRESHOLD: Improve Your FTP Weeks 1-8 of 16

****NEW**** (Workout Builder format)

ATHLETE LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
TYPE: Zwift Cyclist
HOURS: 9-13 hours per week
TARGET RESULTS: Improve your FTP

ABOUT THE PLAN:

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!

The included plan has been converted to Training Peaks structured workout format, called Workout Builder. Not only will you see your individual training targets and zones for each workout through the daily workout e-mail reminders and mobile notifications, but you will also see a graphic representation of the workout within the Training Peaks web portal and Training Peaks mobile app. Now you can quickly get a sense of the entire Workout by taking a look at the visual representation which will show you the individual workout elements like warm up, main set(s) (including interval efforts (based upon your FTP) and cool down. You will no longer have to read through the full narrative and in some cases interpret it and calculate your FTP in order to grasp the task at hand.

Structured workouts built with the Workout Builder can now be exported for use in third-party apps and select devices including Garmin, Zwift, TrainerRoad, CycleOps Virtual Training, RacerMate, Hurts Ergo and more. Simply click “Export” after building and saving your workout and select the proper file format For more detailed information regarding exporting workouts go to http://help.trainingpeaks.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000325647-Structured-Workout-Export 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. 

 

SAMPLE WORKOUT:

WU: 10 minutes working Endurance (Power Z2, HR Z2, RPE 2-3) with 2 x 1-minute Fast Pedals to wake up your legs.
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MS: Today is simple, ride the prescribed time your Endurance Zone (Power Z2, HR Z2, RPE 2-3). Vary your cadence throughout ride and work on pedaling form. Practice “coming over the top” and “pulling through the bottom” of the pedal (pretend there is glass in shoes). Enjoy the day!! 
Terrain: Flat to Rolling 
Cadence: 85 - 105.
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CD: 10 - 15 minutes of easy pedaling.

 

ORDER DETAILS:

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.

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