Chris Hoy: how is he training?

  • Post by Scott Koutrich
  • Jun 22, 2021
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Sir Chris Hoy is a scotish former track cyclist. He won 11 times a world champion title. And he is a 6 times Olympic champion. He even competed at Le Mans, driving a Nismo. So, we can trust on his training program, for sure. Chris has not a Strava public profile. But, he’s training on Zwift. So, let’s see what we can find out there:

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021 @12am
Cycling 30min. 15km
Workout 8x30sec. decreasing recovery
Average power: 175 Watts (1072 max.)
Average cadence cycling: 76 (120 max.)

Saturday, 19th June 2021 @11am
Cycling 50min. 27km
Workout SST Short
https://whatsonzwift.com/workouts/less-than-60-minutes-to-burn/sst-short
Average power: 289 Watts (415 max.)
Average cadence cycling: 87 (101 max.)

Friday, 18th June 2021 @11am
Cycling 30min. 15km
Workout 8x30sec. decreasing recovery
Average power: 169 Watts (1038 max.)
Average cadence cycling: 77 (129 max.)

Monday, 14th June 2021 @12am
Cycling 30min. 15km
Workout 45 spin
Average power: 271 Watts (1990 max.)
Average cadence cycling: 85 (116 max.)

His first time at Makuri Islands - CountrySide Tour. With a short spring by the end of the session.

Saturday, 12th June 2021 @11am
Cycling 45min. 30km
Workout 45 spin
Average power: 257 Watts (413 max.)
Average cadence cycling: 89 (108 max.)

Just a regular spinning and recovery session.

Thursday, 10th June 2021 @7pm
Cycling 30min. 15km
Workout led by himself, w/ 3 sprints
Average power: 237 Watts (1869 max.)
Average cadence cycling: 77 (203 max.)

Second online event of the day. Chris is showing another ability: riding at a crazy 1869 watts… with a >200 cycling cadence!

Thursday, 10th June 2021 @6pm
Cycling 1h 35km
Olympic Virtual Series led by himself - Sir Chris Hoy
Average power: 233 Watts (333 max.)
Average cadence cycling: 86 (106 max.)

This is online event. Chris is just riding with other cyclists and share personal stories during a ride. Interested by those events? Click here https://optin.zwift.com/.

Tuesday, 8th June 2021 @12am
Cycling 30min. 11km
Workout 8x30sec. decreasing recovery
Average power: 179 Watts (1013 max.)
Average cadence cycling: 61 (120 max.)

He commented this session: “My all time highest power in a sprint is an average power 800w for 8x 30sec."

Thursday, 3rd June 2021 @12am
Cycling 1h 40km
Workout 1h spin + 1x sprint
Average power: 263 Watts (2000 max.)
Average cadence cycling: 83 (124 max.)

Here, we see his huge abilities. Cycling an hour to warm his body and muscles. Then, increasing his cadence to 124, and pushing to an impressive 2000 watts during a few seconds. Very impressive.

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021 @12am
Cycling 1h 27km
Workout 4x 5min ON / 5min. OFF
Average power: 237 Watts (465 max.)
Average cadence cycling: 77 (100 max.)

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What do we learn about all of this?

  • Chris is riding 3 or 4 times a week on Zwift.
  • He’s pushing hard everytime. With a short and intense effort.
  • He’s mixing high power and high cadence during sessions.
  • His favourite session is a 8x 30sec. decreasing recovery

So, let’s see next weeks/months if Chris is changing something in this routine. TO be a strong cyclist too!

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This program has been edited June, 22nd 2021.
All the datas listed here are public.

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