Century/MS 150:Intermediate Rider:12 week plan

Author

Chad Andrews

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Length

12 Weeks

Typical Week

5 Bike, 2 Custom

Longest Workout

4:10 hrs

Plan Specs

cycling gran fondo/century

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Summary

This plan is designed to assist the cyclist who has been at least year or more riding experience and is comfortable riding 6-12 hours a week. You also should have successfully completed a metric century AND attempted/completed a 100 mile ride.

Stats

Training Load By Week
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 07:57

Chad Andrews

Totalcyclist®

3 Training Locations
Charlotte NC and Mount Pleasant, SC
Personal Coaching13
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Sample Day 1

1:00:00
Trainer, 1-2 zones

Ride in the 1-2 zones on your trainer. Road is fine too. Zone 1 and 2!

Sample Day 2

1:20:00
Steady, moderate effort

Ride on a flat to gently rolling course. Get at least 50% of ride time in 2 zone. Avoid 3-5 zones.

Sample Day 4

1:00:00
Late day spin

Late in day, spin easily on trainer or rollers. Light resistance. Heart rate in very low range of 1 zone. Can do 20-30 minutes more.

Sample Day 6

2:00:00
Moderate effort, seated

Ride on rolling course. Big chain ring. Most of ride time in heart rate zone2-3. Seated on most hills.

Sample Day 7

1:00:00
Late day spin

Late in day, spin easily on trainer or rollers. Light resistance. Heart rate in very low range of 1 zone. Can do 20-30 minutes more.

Sample Day 9

1:00:00
Leg Speed Drills

Complete a number of 5:00-10:00-leg speed efforts focusing on a minimum rpm of 100 (up to 120rpm). Try to keep this legspeed on various terrains. Focus on smooth pedaling throughout the stroke, getting "on top of the pedals" by 11:00 and pulling back on the bottom of the stroke, but light on the upstroke.

Sample Day 10

1:00:00
Late day spin

Late in day, spin easily on trainer or rollers. Light resistance. Heart rate in very low range of 1 zone. Can do 20-30 minutes more.

Century/MS 150:Intermediate Rider:12 week plan

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