2.8 - POWER: 8 Weeks VO2 Max Intensive


ATHLETE LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced
Competitive Road Cyclist
12-16 hours per week
To improve your VO2Max and take you to the next level of fitness


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 made to improve your VO2 Max and get you to the next level of fitness. If you are at a plateau in your fitness then this is the plan for you to bust that glass ceiling and to the next highest threshold. 
This plan is VO2 Max intensive for a reason; prepare yourself for the intensity on a regular basis. I have blended the VO2 Max work with solid amounts of FTP work so that you'll continue to improve there as well.

Stuck in a rut? Get this plan. It is built using the latest in power training principles and these are the workouts that I prescribe to my personal athletes. It is built on percentages so that no matter what your threshold power is you'll be able to use this plan.

Go for it! I know you'll love it!


WU: 15 minutes working into Endurance (Power Z2, HR Z2, RPE 2-3) with 3 x 1-minute fast pedals to wake up legs.
MS1: VO2max Intervals. Find a long stretch of road where you can complete this workout without stopping or interrupting the interval efforts. Complete 4 x 3 minutes at VO2MAX (Power Z5, HR Z5, RPE 6-7), with 3 minutes of rest in between. Discontinue intervals if efforts fall below FTP (Power Z4, HR Z4, RPE 24-5). Spin easy for 10 minutes before completing MS2.
MS2: Complete 1 x 30-minute Tempo (Power Z3, HR Z3, RPE 3-4) effort. Terrain: Mixed. Cadence: 75-85 (try using one harder-to-pedal gear and then one self-selected).
CD: 15 minutes of easy spinning in your Active Recovery (Power Z1, HR Z1, RPE <2).


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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