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No matter what goals you’re setting yourself for next year, to get the most out of your indoor season it’s best to go in as prepared as possible. Here, we explain how using a training plan will help you achieve your goals:
The benefits of following a training plan
Whether you’re a beginner cyclist who has just signed up for your first sportive, or you’re a seasoned cyclist looking to improve, a training plan can bring many benefits including:
When to start training
The best time to start training will depend on your goals. If you are training for an event on a specific date, work backwards to figure out when you should take up a training plan.
Whilst summer events may seem far away, winter and the off season provide an opportunity to create a solid foundation which you can build upon as your event moves closer. Our new 12 week base training plan follows a polarised training model, where 80% of training is low intensity and 20% is high intensity. This has been proven to be an effective training method for endurance events.
As you move closer to your goal, you should start thinking about event-specific training. A 12 week training plan will help you build the strength, threshold and endurance required to get through the challenge. We’ve launched four new 12 week training plans to help you get to the start line of your event in the best possible shape, click the links below to find out more and download the plans or visit 'Plans' on the Wattbike Hub to ride the sessions in real time:
Top tips to get the most out of your training plan
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