8 Weeks to your Best Gran Fondo! (Intermediate to Advanced). Start Any Monday + Reusable
Simon KesslerAll plans by this Coach
Achieve your best Gran Fondo with 8 weeks of focused training!
The training in this plan will result in big improvement in your muscular endurance and threshold power which are the key ingredients for a successful Gran Fondo. Specific interval workouts simulate the efforts required for both flatter and hilly Gran Fondos.
This plan will work for you if you have 1.5 hours available to train on week days and 3 hours+ available on a Saturday or Sunday. You should have already had the experience of completing 80-100 miles (130-160 km).
The Plan includes a Power and Heart Rate zone calculator to determine your correct training intensities. Perceived Exertion zones are also included so even if you don't train with Power or Heart Rate this plan will still work for you.
Before starting the plan you should have a good level of endurance fitness and be accustomed to training 8-12 hours/week.
This plan is the result of 25 years of professional racing and coaching experience combined with the latest training methods. You will find the training plan highly descriptive and precise, guaranteeing you get the most out of each workout.
How it Works
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|10:22 hrs||6:00 hrs|
Day Off x2
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||10:22 hrs||6:00 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- Heart Rate Monitor
- This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
- Access your training plan anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps.
- Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
- Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
- Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
- Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.
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