FREE Higher Running Cycling Cross Training Plan
by Trevor Sooy
Weekly Volume Max: based on time
Experience Level: Any Level
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About This Plan
This cycling cross training plan was developed by our social media manager Trevor Sooy, a CAT 1 cyclist sponsored by Primal-Audi Denver.
What is the Purpose of this Plan?
You may be wondering… what in the world is a cycling plan doing on a website meant for runners?
We did not create the Higher Running Cycling Plan with the intent to make you the next winner of the Tour de France. Instead, we designed this plan to help you overcome a running-related injury (not provoked by biking), burnout, or you just want to throw in some cross-training to your regular running routine. We want it to become a way for you to maintain an adequate level of aerobic fitness while you take some time off running (or whatever the case).
A full 6 week cycling cross training plan. There is a color-coded workout intensity key at the bottom.
Our Training Plan Guide specific for this plan with details on how to get the most out of this plan!
Our Pace-Intensity Spectrum Chart (comes with all our Running Plans)
The Higher Running Cycling Cross Training Plan™
Why our plans are different
This plan is derived from the theories and practices of the most legendary distance running coaches and exercise scientists from around the world: Arthur Lydiard, Jack Daniels, Renato Canova, and Peter Pfitzinger to name a few. Unlike other “cookie-cutter” training plans that just list mileage and a general pace, this Higher Running plan gives you essential specifics on how to do workouts at the right intensity for the most beneficial training stimuli. Furthermore, it does not follow a strict 7-day cycle (like most competitor’s plans), because at Higher Running we believe some workouts take longer to recover from and adapt to. Therefore sometimes recovery running days are extended and shortened appropriately to give you an ideal boost in fitness. Most other plans do not take this kind of periodization into consideration. Our Higher Running guideline gives you the information you need to make the plan more specific to your needs and the race you’re training for.
We realize that great coaching is both a science and an art – and we’ve used this philosophy (as well as knowledge gained from our own careers as runners) along with experience from coaching many others, to create a plan that emphasizes consistent, smart progression: A true Higher Running™ experience!