Click Through 6 Simple Steps to Choosing Your Plan
1. Decide on Your A-race
A-Races are the events that are most important to you. They are the focus of your training; you should aim to peak for your 'A' Race. You can include a few race simulations and practice events within your training.
2. Length of Plan
Count the number of weeks until your "A" target race date. And choose a plan to take you right up to race day.
Phil's plans are Periodized to gradually ramp up your endurance, fitness, speed, and skills. And include a taper period ahead of race day.
Keep in mind that the longer the plan the easier it starts and the more gradually it progresses.
This has a bearing on the difficulty level you choose. For example, a 12-week plan starts off at a higher level than a 36-week plan because with 12 weeks left there's not as much opportunity to build up slowly. So, if you're choosing a short plan, err on the side of caution when picking the difficulty level.
3. Standard or Masters (40+)
Train specifically according to your needs to maximize your potential. Consistent training without missing workouts due to injury, fatigue or time limitations will give you a big advantage on the start line.
Phil's Masters' plans offer a higher ratio of recovery that can help you achieve consistent training for your optimal outcome.
- Your first-time training for your chosen event, returning after a sabbatical, or you are time limited
- You need structured training at entry level
- Your goal is to comfortably finish
- You have been training regularly for 1-3 years for your chosen event distance
- You want to maximize potential whilst balancing life and training
- You might expect to be a mid-pack finisher, or higher (depending on your Age-Group and field)
- Experienced (3+ years) at the race distance and looking to optimize potential
- You are performance focused and could be looking to qualify for a championship
- You are competitive and often rank highly in your Age-Group
5. Preview your Plan
When you are choosing your training plan check the description, there are screenshots of an early week and one of the later hardest weeks. Have a careful look at these and ask yourself:
- Can you fit the training into your schedule?
- Do you have the starting fitness required?
You'll improve quickest by having the right training plan for your availability and current fitness.
6. Select Your Plan
If you choose to train with us, there are two ways for you to manage your training.
1. Purchase your Training Plan via the TrainingPeaks store
- The plan is stored in your own TP library for you to use multiple times
- If your plan feels too easy/hard, we will swap the level for free within 14 days of purchase
- Email or Chat coach support during your first use of your plan
2. Become a MyProCoach UNLIMITED Athlete (subscription)
- You will be assigned a coach who will apply your chosen plan to your TrainingPeaks calendar
- You can request to change your plan whenever needed (if your opportunities or goals change)
- Ongoing email/chat coach support: Unlimited Athlete - What is Email Coach Support?
- 30-day money-back guarantee
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