Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Keep it Simple Stupid

I'm brainstorming myself a new training method.  It'll basically be Friel Lite.  It'll keep a three-hard, one-easy weekly periodization cycle, and will have three yearly macrocycles:

  • Preseason
  • Early Season
  • Late Season
and three training levels:
  • Easy
  • Hard
  • Attack
The main caveats: in order to use it successfully you'll have to know what threshold feels like, know yourself, and be experienced in training yourself.  No power meter required.

Friel's plan is great and it works.  But I think I can get indistinguishable results with 30% of the structure.

This is gonna be fun - I get to make up names for stuff.  I'll keep you posted.