12 Weeks to Your Best Century (hilly)

Author

Peter Cummings, USA Cycling Expert Level Coach

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Length

12 Weeks

Typical Week

4 Bike, 1 Strength

Longest Workout

4:30 hrs

Plan Specs

cycling gran fondo/century

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Average Weekly Training Hours: 05:42
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 05:42
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Peter Cummings

Plan2Peak :: Endurance Sports Coaching

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Sample Day 1

1:10:00
Trainer--spin-ups + dominant leg

Pedaling drill: Do the following 3 times--10 seconds of high rpm, 10 seconds higher, 10 seconds max rpm and then recover for 60 seconds. Then do this 3 times--30 seconds left- and 30 seconds right-leg dominant pedaling (other leg loafs). Repeat all of this 4-5 times. Small chain ring.

Sample Day 3

0:40:00

WU: Warm-up for 10 minutes on a Cross Training Cardio Vascular piece of equipment (rowing, X-country ski, X-trainer).
MS: After warm-up do 2-3 sets or rotations of strength curcuit focusing on 6 exercises (Squat, Lat Pulldown, Leg Press, Low Cable Rowing, Step ups with dumbells and Abs). 15-20 controlled and slow repetitions of each exercise taking only one minute rests between exercises. Keep a steady yet Brisk pace throughout curcuit. Choose weight you can handle with very good form only adding weight when 20 perfect reps can be performed. Try 2 sets or curcuits moving up to 3 sets after 2 sets can be performed without fatigue.
Note- Curcuit training is a style of training where a group of exercises is repeated or in other words you rotate from exercise to exercise completing one set of each exercise before then repeating each exercise in the entire rotation.
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Sample Day 5

0:40:00

WU: Warm-up for 10 minutes on a Cross Training Cardio Vascular piece of equipment (rowing, X-country ski, X-trainer).
MS: After warm-up do 2-3 sets or rotations of strength curcuit focusing on 6 exercises (Squat, Lat Pulldown, Leg Press, Low Cable Rowing, Step ups with dumbells and Abs). 15-20 controlled and slow repetitions of each exercise taking only one minute rests between exercises. Keep a steady yet Brisk pace throughout curcuit. Choose weight you can handle with very good form only adding weight when 20 perfect reps can be performed. Try 2 sets or curcuits moving up to 3 sets after 2 sets can be performed without fatigue.
Note- Curcuit training is a style of training where a group of exercises is repeated or in other words you rotate from exercise to exercise completing one set of each exercise before then repeating each exercise in the entire rotation.
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Sample Day 5

0:30:00
After weights

After weights spin on rollers, stationary bike, or indoor trainer. Heart rate in 1 zone. Comfortably high rpm. Stretch after.

Sample Day 7

2:00:00
Steady, moderate effort

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

Sample Day 8

1:10:00
Trainer--spin-ups + dominant leg

Pedaling drill: Do the following 3 times--10 seconds of high rpm, 10 seconds higher, 10 seconds max rpm and then recover for 60 seconds. Then do this 3 times--30 seconds left- and 30 seconds right-leg dominant pedaling (other leg loafs). Repeat all of this 4-5 times. Small chain ring.

Sample Day 10

0:40:00

WU: Warm-up for 10 minutes on a Cross Training Cardio Vascular piece of equipment (rowing, X-country ski, X-trainer).
MS: After warm-up do 2-3 sets or rotations of strength curcuit focusing on 6 exercises (Squat, Lat Pulldown, Leg Press, Low Cable Rowing, Step ups with dumbells and Abs). 15-20 controlled and slow repetitions of each exercise taking only one minute rests between exercises. Keep a steady yet Brisk pace throughout curcuit. Choose weight you can handle with very good form only adding weight when 20 perfect reps can be performed. Try 2 sets or curcuits moving up to 3 sets after 2 sets can be performed without fatigue.
Note- Curcuit training is a style of training where a group of exercises is repeated or in other words you rotate from exercise to exercise completing one set of each exercise before then repeating each exercise in the entire rotation.
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12 Weeks to Your Best Century (hilly)

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