ABOUT THE PLAN:
EPIC 10 WEEK CENTURY RIDE PLAN FOR BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE CYCLISTS! A century, or 100 mile ride, is a big goal for many cyclists. Add some big climbs and frequent rollers and the challenge is on! The most important thing to completing a century is determination. If you want to do it and think you can, you will. It may be painful, but you’ll finish. If you don’t think you can do it you’ll find some excuse to drop out: a cramp in your calf, rain, whatever. Use this training plan to prepare your body and your mind for the effort! The 10 week plan is designed for the beginner-to-intermediate cyclist with 6 to 12 hours a week to train, who has been riding for less than a year, or who rides, on average, a few times a week up to 3 hours. This plan is hard but will make you faster! To complete this plan you should have 4-6 weeks of “base” training totaling at least 500 miles of riding to ensure you are ready to complete this plan. You will receive a free copy of Hunter Allen’s yoga DVD! Hunter has spent years practicing yoga and decided it was time to make a yoga DVD targets specifically at cyclists. The poses you hit are thoroughly demonstrated and explained so that you will understand the great benefit that yoga brings to your cycling. This will be a great help in recovery and improving your health and fitness. This training plan is made for cyclists who train with power, heart rate, or perceived exertion. We have provided an eBook on the first day of the plan that contains testing protocol and explains how to set your training zones within TrainingPeaks. That will allow you to know exactly where you are starting with the plan and provide the correct information for testing in the future. Go for it!
WU: 10 minutes working at Endurance (Power Z2, HR Z2, RPE 2-3) with 2 x 1-minute Fast Pedals to wake up your legs.
MS: Today is simple, ride the prescribed time your Endurance Zone (Power Z2, HR Z2, RPE 2-3). Vary your cadence throughout ride and work on pedaling form. Practice “coming over the top” and “pulling through the bottom” of the pedal. Enjoy the day!! Terrain: Flat to Rolling; Cadence: 85 – 105.
CD: 10 – 15 minutes of easy pedaling at Active Recovery (Power Z1, HR Z21, RPE <2)
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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