ABOUT THE PLAN:
This 12 week training plan is for the athlete that wants to complete a century in 6-7 hours by training with their power meter. The cyclist may or may not have done a century ride before, but it is generally a beginning cyclist with at least 3-4 months of riding in their legs. The goal for this cyclist is to finish the century in under 7 hours. It’s for the cyclist that can ride up to 1.5 hours a day, and up to 5 hours on one day on the weekend. Based on percentage of threshold wattage, whatever your threshold is, you easily adjust your goals for the workouts(you can select this plan without knowing your threshold wattage, however you will need to take the field test in order to determine your threshold before you start your plan). This plan gives you specific details on your daily training, including duration and specific wattage percentages to train in. This plan gradually improves your fitness and endurance over the 12 weeks, so it preps you perfectly for a successful century ride. At the completion of this training plan, you will be able to finish a century ride comfortably and finish strong.
WEEK 1 PREVIEW:
WU: 15 minutes, just getting the muscles loosened up.
MS: Let’s make this ride a very hilly one, or simulating hills, by riding into the wind.
Let’s shoot for 10 hills, they can range from 30 seconds to 2 minutes in length. I want you to just do these as part of your ride, not necessarily repeating the same hill over and over(although, that’s fine if want). Go up each at a fast pace and the legs should be burning at the top!
Rest for 3-4 minutes between each…. and ride easy afterward.
CD: 15 minutes easy.
Once you purchase the plan you will be emailed a PDF explaining how to access your training plan. Please note our store hours are Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm Eastern Time. Any orders placed outside of store hours may not be filled until store hours resume.
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