In the last post, I described the high level steps you should take when establishing your season training plan. There are lots of ways to go about it and you could follow a specific method, such as Joe Friel’s “Training Bible” method or an automated plan built into TrainingPeaks.com.
These methods give you a good structure for your plan. However, you will still have to customize it to fit your needs. Here is a high level calendar for 2014:
This Excel file is designed as a one page view of the year that you divide into your training phases and the focus for the phase, such as “build”, “threshold”, “VO2”, etc. The devil is in the details because you then have to go about building your training weeks and the specific workouts you will do. If you have any questions on this, drop me a note.