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Old 10-07-10, 08:49 PM   #1
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Winter Training Plan? What to do...

Not sure about this, but I thought about just finishing out the year (or till December) riding how I have been.

Once December rolls around I was going to try starting some winter plan for myself. The book I am reading believes in the 3 weeks on one week off, but I have also heard of 4 weeks on and one off.

I was going to try for 10 hours a week... (I'm really just picking a number)

Monday off
Tuesdays 2x20s ~1.5
Wednesday endurance or SP ~1hr
Thursday 3x5 ~1.5
Friday 1hr zone one
Saturday 2-3hrs 70-90%
Sunday 4x10 + 20min of SP ~2.5 hrs

I was planning to doing this 3-4 times in a row, then taking a rest week of soft pedaling.
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Old 10-08-10, 02:08 PM   #2
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I'm going to take it easy for a couple months and cross train more.
Anyhow, do you have items you are trying to improve?
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Old 10-08-10, 06:46 PM   #3
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I thought the winter would be the best time to work on FTP. Then VO2 would be a spring thing....
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Old 10-08-10, 08:14 PM   #4
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get a copy of friel's book and read the sections on planning your season, and on determining your limiters (so you can improve them).
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Friel's book is great I've just finished Base building for cyclists

I've only read it once but in an ideal world you will have at least 30 weeks till your first A priority event 6 weeks pre-base 12 weeks of base and 12 weeks of build tthne a peak week or 2

not always possible

I have one race left this year and Im' feeling a bit burnt out.... haven' really ridden much in 2-3 weeks and been using the weather as an excuse. I've decided after the race next weekend I'll just ride how I feel till mid November and then peak for July and Aug... hoping I can hold my peak for 6 weeks

in short both books are great but base building for cyclist go more indepth on building a solid base
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