I’ve just completed week 1 of the A1 12 week winter training program. This weekend featured some low intensity Z2 rides. I rarely cycle at this low an intensity and I found it a bit of a struggle to stay in the right zone, especially when going uphill. I did feel remarkably fresh after a few hours on the bike though so it is having its desired effect. I just have to keep believing in “you’ve got to go slow to get faster”!
To hopefully help setup a decent fitness base, I’m going to follow a structured winter base training plan. I’ve chosen the Winter Training System from A1 Coaching. The training plan is reasonable at €79 and it comes with a lot of supporting content. It covers everything from a detailed 12 week plan, strength workouts, videos, webinars and more. I’m only starting the first week so we will see how it goes, but so far I’m impressed with it.
I’ve just signed up for the Etape du Tour 2016. This will be my diary for the event.