Winter Base Training – Week 1 Done

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”!

Winter Base Training

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.