TRAINING PHASES

Training with Vision Quest is for anyone wanting to become a better endurance athlete

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We offer training options for completers & competitors, beginners & advanced athletes, and anyone in between. Cycling workouts with Vision Quest are broken up into 6 phases. Each phase focuses on improving cycling skills while targeting a specific endurance energy system. We encourage you to come in anytime, however you will reap the best results if you use them in the progression listed below. If you have any questions regarding a phase, please contact your local VQ studio for more information.




Training Phases




 

P1

CYCLING STRENGTH PHASE

JANUARY 2nd - FEBRUARY 26th 2017

Cycling Power has two components; how hard & how fast you push the pedals. The Cycling Strength Phase will focus on how hard you push and aims to make you stronger by combining short and long interval training with high tension and low cadences. Lets face it; hills are hard to find, so we have to make our own. Get ready to ride because the harder you can push on the pedals, the faster you will go!

  

P2

CLIMBING PHASE

FEBRUARY 27th - APRIL 23rd  2017

No matter how much you ride or how competitive you are, you will encounter hills. Getting up them faster is always a good thing. This phase is focused on making you a better climber. By using a variety of longer efforts aimed at threshold power, you will increase your sustainable power, climb better, and improve your overall cycling performance. See you at the top!

  

P3

POWER PHASE

MAY 1st - JUNE 25th  2017

At this point in the phases, you have now built a foundation of strength and sustainable power, and are ready for even higher intensities. The power phase is the final component of your energy system development. These VO2 specific efforts will prepare you for the same intensities that you will experience at some point on your outdoor group rides, tris, or intense solo rides.

  
 

P4

RACE PHASE

JUNE 26th - AUGUST 20th  2017

While it’s tempting to skip your indoor interval workouts in the summer, doing this will decrease your fitness. The race phase gets you in motion to succeed at your upcoming events whether you are planning on competing or completing. Enjoy the nice weather but remember to continue to build and maintain your intensity levels while training indoors. 

 

P5

MAINTENANCE PHASE

AUGUST 28th - OCTOBER 22nd  2017

Take a break from highly specific workouts by reducing your volume and maintaining your fitness. Keeping 1-2 days of intensity intervals to work various energy systems in your body will allow you to keep the majority of your hard earned fitness while putting a little balance back in your life. 

 

P6

TRANSITION PHASE

OCTOBER 31st - DECEMBER 18th 2016

Pedaling efficiency is crucial to building power. During this phase, we reduce some of the intensity and improve the economy. There is a dual emphasis during these eight weeks on cycling-specific strength and pedaling skills, with workouts including a mix of low-cadence SE intervals, high-cadence drills and single-legged pedaling.