This workout breaks down every day’s training into minute-by-minute sets at a specific percentage of your FTP and built-in recovery times. I take care of your time management for you. By the end of Level 1, you’ll have finished a complete climbing program. As long as you get the intervals done, you will be pleasantly surprised with your new FTP.
With this program you have the option of using a PDF of my 28 day program or for the tech savvy using Zwift files of the program. Zwift is an app that enables you to train on a trainer using real world efforts digitally. Like riding on the road, your speed is adjusted for your height, weight and the road gradient. It also allows you to record your performance and your progress. Learn more about Zwift here.
Climbing Level 1
Warm ups are essential to the success of all of my programs. It is the difference between having a quality training session where your body works at its best, or a workout that could potentially lead to an injury.
Whether you’re training, tackling a sportive, riding a multi-day epic or racing, if you’re not keeping hydrated you’ll be compromising your performance, limiting training gains and prolonging the recovery process.
The optimal time to stretch is immediately after you get back from a ride, but get clean and warm first. You will still get benefits in the evening and, if you are more likely to do a good job when relaxed, this is better, rather than a rushed effort straight after riding.
Do not skip your rest days. Get it wrong, too little or too much, and your training (and racing) may come to a halt, reduce training benefits and significantly increase the time you will need to recover from a ride.