Phil has a range of plans that enables you to select options that best meet your goals, schedule and ability. There are two ways for you to manage your training.
1. Premium Training Plans with Email Coach Support
For a low one-off fee, kick-start your training with a flexible plan that’s right for you.
- Premium, flexible training plan
- Intuitive tracking software
- Help centre & FAQ support
- Email access to coach
2. Become a MyProCoach UNLIMITED Athlete
Pay monthly, save money and get the freedom to change your training plans whenever you need.
- Unlimited swaps between all of Phil's 800+ plans
- Free TrainingPeaks Premium (usually $16.33/mth)
- Non-stop email coach support
- Swap subscriptions or cancel anytime
To help you decide which plan is right for your training (whichever option you choose), I have put together some guidelines below.
Length of Plan
The best thing to do is count back from your "A" target race date and then choose a plan to fill that gap. You can fit your other races into this timeframe. Your training plan will take you right up to race day. The longer the plan the easier it starts and the more gradually it progresses and 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.
Choosing the correct level will help you get the most out of your plan. Below are some guidelines to help:
- May have a sports or fitness background, but not necessarily in cycling.
- Wants structured training to prepare for first cycle event.
- Could be returning to cycling after some time out.
- Wants to get fit for a cycling event with minimal weekly training hours.
- Stepping up a distance for the first time.
- Goal would be to finish your target event.
An Intermediate Cyclist:
- Should be training regularly and whilst not a newbie, also not superfast.
- Wants to maximise potential whilst balancing life and training.
- Has some experience of racing and learnt some lessons along the way.
- May be experienced and stepping up a distance, out of comfort zone.
- Expects to be a mid-pack finisher.
An Advanced Cyclist:
- Is experienced (but amateur) at the race distance and looking to maximise potential.
- Is performance-focused.
- Could be looking to qualify for a championship.
- Will have pre-requisite time and fitness to train.
- Is competitive and often ranks well.
Taking the above guidelines into consideration you will then need to check that you are choosing a plan that is appropriate with your starting fitness, training time availability and your goals.
Beginner plans take less time each week, followed by the Intermediate plans and then the Advanced plans which take the most time. All Phil's plans are designed for amateur athletes, if you have a busy work/family schedule then we recommend you choose a Beginner or Intermediate level plan regardless of your ability.
Only choose an Advanced plan if you have at least 18 months experience. Choosing an Advanced plan won't necessarily turn you into an advanced athlete if the plan is too hard for you from the start. You'd be better off with an Intermediate plan and nailing every session.
Preview your Plan
When you are choosing your training plan you can preview each training plan and in the description, there are screenshots of the first and hardest fortnights.
Have a careful look at these and ask yourself if you're capable of a) fitting them into your schedule and b) fit enough to do the workouts.
You'll improve quickest by having the right training plan for your availability and current fitness.
If, after you purchase your plan, you feel that it is too easy/hard for you, we will happily swap the level for you for free within the first 2 weeks. We want to help you with successful training and racing!
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