πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Polarized Training Plans Are Here! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Interestingly it looks like they’ve done away with the 2 minute intervals in the 8 week HV plan but not in the 6 week HV plan

6 week progression still has the 2 minutes - they progress from 6 at 124%, 9 at 124%, and 12 at 126%.

I also do better with the longer intervals like currently exist in the 8 week plan, but am willing to give it a shot


I thought about playing β€œfootball manager” on the trainer but it requires some accurate clicking to navigate in the game. I still haven’t find a game which is engaging to me but also easy in the inputs required.

@Jonathan, the plans look good, I think I will try the HV version. However, may I ask why did you choose 2 mins interval as the go to for Tuesday workout of the Base phase? (except for wk1 and wk2).
Maybe it is splitting hairs, but I had always heard/read that for aerobic/VO2max development better target intervals longer than 3 min. I would rather reserve the intervals shorter than 2 minutes for when race day approaches.
I will have a go anyway! Without having done them yet to me they look like good plans!

I have just noticed that polarized plan have less TSS than build med volume 2 plan, so I’m unsure to choose polarized build plan… or can I get fitter with less TSS???

TSS isn’t the goal.


TSS only describe progression and training load. By no means they are indicator of performance.


I also live in a hilly area and a friend of mind got an e-bike so he can do his endurance rides on any terrain he feels like. Expensive solution to the problem, but it seems to work well.

It looks like the plans are back to what they were originally. Or am I going crazy?

Just refreshed the 6wk POL page and it’s back to the original. No you aren’t going crazy. Maybe some alternative plans that shouldn’t have been released.

Yup, looks to be back to the original.

Can anyone explain these please?:
Week 7 TID %: 82/0/18
Week 7 TID Daily Intent: 2/0/1

I don’ tunderstand these numbers…

The first one is saying that 82% of the week is in Z1 (i.e. between 50% FTP and LT1), nothing in Z2 (between LT1 and LT2 or threshold) and 18% above LT2.

The second is the number of workouts per week in those zones, so 2 low intensity and one high intensity.

There’s a bit of discussion about whether polarised refers to β€œTime in Zone” or on a per session basis so the two figures cover both sides of the argument.


Thanks. One more question, how many LT exists? LT1, LT2 and LT3?

Just two: LT1 and LT2.

I will begin Polarized Build plan next week… I hope to improve my fitness a little more comparing with Build MidVolume… :thinking:

And that leads to main question I ask myself.
What damage does a 8 minute effort do in an otherwise Z1 3 hour ride?

I am a little worried about the descending fitness line for first weeks (red square) of 8 weeks Build polarized plan (blue square) that I begin next week… Should I be worried or just be confident that my fitness will increase??

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Two LT’s: In the Three Zone system, LT1 defines the transition from Zone 1 to Zone 2. and LT2 defines the transition from Zone 2 to Zone 3

Online chess

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Always learning something here – didn’t know you could do that display. Where is that data field in the menu options?

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