Winter can be a fickle season, forcing you to ride inside most days, then taunting you with a warm weekend reprieve when you want to get out and ride with a group. This 6-week indoor/outdoor training plan for smart trainers and Zwift incorporates short structured indoor trainer rides during the week and outdoor endurance rides on the weekends. Or if the weather is crummy a plan B indoor workout that yep you guessed it, can be done on the “Island” aka Zwift.
We’ve combined advanced aerobic endurance and variable power workouts (like Sweet Spot) to maximize your trainer time! Indoor rides are one hour Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday so you can get on, work hard, and get on with your busy day. The weekends include either/or options for group rides or trainer rides so you can choose whichever one best fits the weather that day. This indoor/outdoor cycling training plan definitely caters to the “time-crunched” athlete! The trainer is more time-efficient so indoor rides are kept short, but we’ve also included more creative indoor weekend trainer ride options to help you keep your mind fresh during the cold, dark months of winter!
All of the interval workouts in this plan can be exported to your compatible Garmin, smart trainer, or indoor training app like Zwift. Speaking of Zwift, this plan coaches you on how to benefit from training on Zwift in a way that is incredibly fun and productive!
This plan starts gradually with tempo workouts, progress through harder Sweet Spot and Threshold intervals and includes a smorgasbord of variable power workouts like Over/Unders, Crisscrosses, Bursts and Pyramids as you progress through 6 weeks. You’ll perform a field test in week 4 to set your FTP (Functional Threshold Power) and update your training zones.
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