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Training Programs

Starting 16 November 2020

16 week training programs

Our dedicated cycling coach Dr Stephen Lane has developed three dedicated training plans to help you smash your goals on the bike. The programs assume you will commence the first week with some kilometres already in the legs. Week one kicks off 16 November 2020.

Get a taste of what’s involved with this year’s programs below.

Low volume

The low volume training program will average 10 hours of training a week.

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Intermediate volume

The intermediate volume training program will average 12 hours of training a week.

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High volume

The high volume training program will average 16.5 hours of training a week.

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100km

The 100km training program will average between 5-12.5 hours of training a week.

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Video #1

2020 training – Dr. Stephen Lane is back

Are you ready to kick off your Peaks Challenge Falls Creek 2021 campaign? Secure your spot on the start line and check in with our dedicated coach Stephen Lane as he brings you all the vital information you need to to smash your 2021 goals.

In this video, Dr Stephen Lane from HPTek runs over some key dates leading up to Peaks Challenge Falls Creek 2021 and gives a breakdown of whats to come in the coming weeks on the journey to Peaks Challenge Falls Creek. 

Key things to remember
100km 235km

Video #2

Intro to training programs

Are you ready to kick off your training for #Peaks2021? Stephen breaks down his new training programs for 2021 and takes us through how to best approach the plans so you can have the best results for Peaks Challenge Falls Creek 2021.
 
Not sure what training program to choose? Find your training zone thanks to this handy guide from Stephen: ‘Intro to training zones’
 
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Video #3

New 100km ride option

Not ready for the infamous three climbs that have become synonymous with Peaks Challenge? Whet your appetite in 2021 with our new fully supported 100km loop, to see just what an alpine climb is all about.

This is still a challenging ride with close to 1000 metres of climbing with a 4% average gradient. Who knows, maybe this is your stepping stone to tackling all three peaks in 2022.

100km Ride

Video #4

Course tips (Falls Creek to Harrietville)

Join Stephen for an on location video where he covers all the critical points of the Bicycle Network Peak Challenge Falls Creek Course from Falls Creek to Harrietville, including the first decent and what you should look out for. 

Stay tuned for more videos dropping soon in this three part series.

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Video #5

Course tips (Harrietville to Anglers Rest)

Join Stephen for an on location video where he covers all the critical points of the Bicycle Network Peak Challenge Falls Creek Course from Harrietville to Anglers Rest, including hitting the Meg, CRB Hill and refuelling at Dinner Plain.

Stay tuned for the final video coming soon in this three part series.

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From Stephen Lane - HPTEK

Tips and resources

Dive into some bonus content to stay on track and get a taste of Dr. Lane’s training tips to help you get Peaks ready over the coming months.

Bike Check 101

Don’t leave your bike service/check till the final hour. Stephen runs through when you should get your bike serviced and what you should being checking. 

The last thing you want is a mechanical at the start of your ride. Don’t keep on putting this task off, book in your service early!

Pacing Tactics

In this video Stephen and James Garriok (9-hour wave leader) discuss pacing tactics and talk you through how to get the best of out our body on the event day.

Stephen and James help you prepare a sound game plan for the big day and give you an insiders tips to the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ on how to achieve your best ride time.

Build phase tips

In this video, Stephen talks about the key sessions of this upcoming training block and how you can tailor them to best prepare for your target time at Peak Challenge.
 
Stephen will bring you through getting some bigger climbs under your belt and dialing in your hydration and nutrition.

Projected finish times

In this video, Stephen runs through how you should be feeling after a big functional threshold training block and the importance of the upcoming recovery week.

He also covers some tips on how to decide what your target finish time will be based on existing Strava times. It’s important to have a clear plan in mind of what pace you’re aiming for before event day.

Event Nutrition

Learn everything you need to know about your nutrition pre-ride, during and post-event.
 
You’ve done all the hard training so it is important to get nutrition right on the day so you perform at your best. Get all the expert tips so you can feel confident taking on the gruelling 235 km course in March.

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