Launch offer: 20% off - get the plan now for £40 (usual cost, £50)

(Make sure you click 'return to Merchant' after paying for details of how to get started)

Introduction to Turbo Training 

In the context of Corona Virus, more and more people are turning to turbo trainers for the first time. But if you’re new to indoor training, it can be hard to know ‘what you should do’ and how to stay focused.

My six week turbo plan is written to ensure you’re doing productive training with plenty of support along the way to help build fitness, technique and knowledge, so that you’re ready to reap the rewards when cycling outside again.

The plan is based on your choice of power, heart rate or perceived effort, so will work with any indoor cycling set up*. 

The plan includes 3 turbo training sessions a week:

  • All sessions are below threshold so whilst challenging and great for building cycle fitness, don’t take a lot of time to recover from and, in the context of Coronavirus, limit the potential for harmful effects on your immunity

  • Sessions delivered via Training Peaks, a free and market-leading online coaching platform 

  • Each week has a new technique focus to get more out of your training, delivered through video or written instructions 

Plus:

  • A 1:1 30 min training consultation (via phone or video) to ask any questions about your training, booked at a time of your choice

  • Weekly body weight strength and conditioning (S&C) plan (including videos)

  • 2 live, online body weight S&C classes per week -Tuesday 6pm and Thursday 1pm (UK time) aimed at triathletes, cyclists and runners to help avoid injuries and build stronger bodies (for as long as current UK rules on social distancing remain in place)

  • Access to my members-only online area full of training resources for 3 months from purchase

  • Occasional live coaching Q&A sessions 

 

Optional extras

  • 1:1 S&C classes or coaching

 

Launch offer: 20% off - get the plan now for £40 (usual cost, £50)

(Make sure you click 'return to Merchant' after paying for details of how to get started)

FAQs

Can I also cycle outside? The plan is written so that there’s limited recovery time needed between sessions so that it can complement outside riding (so long as that’s permitted where you are). At this point, given the severe overload on medical services in most parts of the world, I’m suggesting that people don’t cycle outside because of the potential for accidents, but that’s your choice.

Can I also run or do other exercise? Yes, although with the same provisos, of limiting the potential for accidents, and of course maintaining social distancing. And I'd advise taking measures to protect your own immune health in the context of Coronavirus(maintain one rest day per week, keep sessions low intensity and not too long, focus on recovery). 

*What technical set up do I need?

The only thing you need is an indoor cycle training option, typically a turbo, but could also be rollers or an indoor gym style bike or Wattbike. For more on turbo options, as well other top tips on turbo training, see my blog

To make the sessions more engaging, it can help to have a way to measure effort, so either heart rate or power, or a cadence metre (how fast your wheel is turning) and a way to see this whilst you train (e.g. turbo’s own app, training watch etc), but this is not essential and judging effort based on feel is a key skill.

You’ll need to sign up to Training Peaks (free account is fine) to see the training plan. If you can record your training sessions (e.g. on a Garmin or Wahoo etc) then you can upload the sessions to Training Peaks as well, but again, this is far from essential.

If you have a Garmin or Wahoo etc training watch or head unit (bike computer) you can play the training session so you get instructions in real time. Otherwise just have your phone or computer visible from the bike so you can follow the session on there.

If you’re wanting to play the coaching videos whilst you train (I talk you through the beginning of the session you’ll want to have a phone or computer where you can hear it on the bike.

What if I can’t finish the plan in the 6 weeks? Once you’ve bought the plan it’s yours, so you can do the sessions later on, or repeat the plan.

Is it like a spin session in the gym? Not really (depending on the sessions you’ve been to). There’s no music (though of course you can play that yourself), it’s not about bouncing up and down on the bike, and I definitely won't get you doing any bicep curls. This is much more about building your cycle fitness and technique through longer, structured intervals.

I'm new to turbo, but not to cycling, is this suitable for me?  The plan is based on your existing level of fitness so it’s suitable for more advanced cyclists as well. It may be less hours than you did outside, but structured training is far more efficient than unstructured outdoor cycling, so depending on what you did before, and how good your skills were before, you may well find you still get faster on this plan. I've had lots of feedback from more advanced cyclists that they've really valued the time to focus on skills. If you want to take advantage of the coaching but supplement the plan with additional training then that is of course an option.

I’ve never done strength and conditioning before, will it be too hard? I coach you through all the exercises on the plan, and start with easy exercises that build up as you go through the plan. 

I usually do weights workouts in the gym, will it be too easy? I’ve had lots of feedback from people who usually do weights workouts saying their glutes are on fire after a few weeks of body weight work! Plus I give options to make things harder or add in weights where appropriate.

Any more questions?

Use the chat box or drop me a message at feelfitwithlucy@gmail.com

Intro to Turbo Training - Six week plan

Thanks for your interest in my turbo training plan.

 

Rather than telling you about it myself, I thought I'd let those who are already using the plan tell you what they think: 

Introduction to Turbo Training Plan

More and more people are turning to turbo trainers for the first time. But if you’re new to indoor cycling it can be hard to know ‘what you should do’ and how to stay focused.

My six week turbo plan is written to ensure you’re doing productive training with plenty of support along the way to help build fitness, technique and knowledge, so you’re ready to reap the rewards out on the road. 

 

But what makes it different to most plans is that the sessions are accompanied by video coaching to help you get the most out of your time on the bike. 

Hear more about the plan:

The plan includes 3 turbo/ indoor cycling training sessions a week:

  • Via Training Peaks, a free and market-leading online coaching platform 

  • Accompanied by video coaching to build your skills and training knowledge on subjects such as getting set up through to nutrition and  sports psychology
  • Based on your choice of power, heart rate or perceived effort, so will work with any indoor cycling set up (see FAQs for more)
  • Structured to limit the impact on immunity in the context of Coronavirus 

Plus:

  • 1:1 half hour training consultation (via phone or video) to ask any questions about your training, booked at a time of your choice

  • Weekly body weight strength and conditioning (S&C) plan (including videos)

  • Two live, online body weight S&C classes per week 

  • Access to my members-only online area full of training resources for 3 months from purchase

  • Occasional live coaching Q&A sessions 

Launch offer: 20% off - get the plan now for £40 (usual cost, £50)

(Make sure you click 'return to Merchant' after paying for details of how to get started)

Want to see what it's like? 

This is the first coached video session where I talk you through everything you need to get set up and start training:

Plus the videos on YouTube, and a sample week on Training Peaks: 

Testimonials 

Don't take my word for it, hear what others have said about the plan

Launch offer:

20% off - get the plan now for £40 (usual cost, £50)

(Make sure you click 'return to Merchant' after paying for details of how to get started)

FAQs

*What technical set up do I need?

The only thing you need is an indoor cycle training option, typically a turbo, but could also be rollers or an indoor gym style bike or Wattbike. For more on turbo options, as well other top tips on turbo training, see my blog

To make the sessions more engaging, it can help to have a way to measure effort, so either heart rate or power, or a cadence metre (how fast your wheel is turning) and a way to see this whilst you train (e.g. turbo’s own app, training watch etc), but this is not essential and judging effort based on feel is a key skill. And if you're waiting of this kit to turn up, get started now and you can add in the tech when it comes. 

You’ll need to sign up to Training Peaks (free account is fine) to see the training plan. If you can record your training sessions (e.g. on a Garmin or Wahoo etc) then you can upload the sessions to Training Peaks as well, but again, this is far from essential.

If you have a Garmin or Wahoo etc training watch or head unit (bike computer) you can play the training session so you get instructions in real time. Otherwise just have your phone or computer visible from the bike so you can follow the session on there.

If you’re wanting to play the coaching videos whilst you train (I talk you through the beginning of the session you’ll want to have a phone or computer where you can hear it on the bike.

Can I also cycle outside? The plan is written so that there’s limited recovery time needed between sessions so that it can complement outside riding (so long as that’s permitted where you are). At this point, given the severe overload on medical services in most parts of the world, I’m suggesting that people don’t cycle outside because of the potential for accidents, but that’s your choice.

Can I also run or do other exercise? Yes, although with the same provisos, of limiting the potential for accidents, and of course maintaining social distancing. And I'd advise taking measures to protect your own immune health in the context of Coronavirus(maintain one rest day per week, keep sessions low intensity and not too long, focus on recovery). 

What days are the training sessions and can I change them? The turbo sessions are Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I go over how to change the days of the sessions on session 1:2. 

When does the plan start? The plan starts on a Wednesday.  If there's time to start this week then I'll add it on for this week, otherwise it will start next week. 

What if I can’t finish the plan in the 6 weeks? Once you’ve bought the plan it’s yours, so you can do the sessions later on, or repeat the plan.

Is it like a spin session in the gym? Not really (depending on the sessions you’ve been to). There’s no music (though of course you can play that yourself), it’s not about bouncing up and down on the bike, and I definitely won't get you doing any bicep curls. This is much more about building your cycle fitness and technique through longer, structured intervals.

I'm new to turbo, but not to cycling, is this suitable for me?  The plan is based on your existing level of fitness so it’s suitable for more advanced cyclists as well. It may be less hours than you did outside, but structured training is far more efficient than unstructured outdoor cycling, so depending on what you did before, and how good your skills were before, you may well find you still get faster on this plan. I've had lots of feedback from more advanced cyclists that they've really valued the time to focus on skills. If you want to take advantage of the coaching but supplement the plan with additional training then that is of course an option.

I’ve never done strength and conditioning before, will it be too hard? I coach you through all the exercises on the plan, and start with easy exercises that build up as you go through the plan. 

I usually do weights workouts in the gym, will it be too easy? I’ve had lots of feedback from people who usually do weights workouts saying their glutes are on fire after a few weeks of body weight work! Plus I give options to make things harder or add in weights where appropriate.

Any more questions?

Give me a shout, contact details below. 

"After just 2 weeks I’ve learnt so much.  The plan is helping to improve my ability to ride fast and consistently on the flat. I can already see the difference.

 

If only I’d known how to train like this for my Ironman!"

Elly White, triathlete, Sunbury

"The plan demystifies setting up and helps you to find the right level of training for your fitness. The videos are a very informative and a welcome distraction. 

 

I am already starting to see progress but, more importantly, I’m now really enjoying my turbo sessions! 

After just 4 weeks, I'm already going a few mph faster outside for the same effort." 

Leanne Sheldon, experienced runner but new to cycling, St Albans

It's definitely not just for beginners, I'm training for a Half Ironman, and I can already see the difference.

 

The coaching support in the videos is brilliant! I've learnt so much!

Update: Woohoo, I just took 22 mins off my 90k PB! Thank you Lucy!

Jess Gill, triathlete, Camberley 

 

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