Level 2 of this advanced cycling training plan involves focusing on the right strokes, while maintaining the technique developed in level 1. You’ll be working with more power and mix in some high intensity training with lower RPM exercises as well. As each day goes by, the intensity level will increase, but you’ll feel like the cycling is getting easier. The fact is, cycling doesn’t get easier, you just get better!
TT Level 2
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.