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Fondo - Intermediate, HEART RATE BASED

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Author

FasCat Coaching

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Length

7 Weeks

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Includes Structured Workouts

Structured Workouts automatically sync with compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time.


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Plan Description

This Fondo Training Plan is for the athlete and rider that has loftier goals than just finishing. Choose between a basic, intermediate or advanced training plan based on the amount of time you have to train per week, your age and you ability level.

This periodized plan will have you progressing your riding time to increase your Chronic Training Load (CTL) 40-60%. You’ll start with a Field Test will set your training zones, especially sweet spot! A second test will measure your improvement after following the plan! Athletes can expect to increase their FTP by 5 – 20%! You’ll find the FasCat Wattage and Heart Rate Zones Sheet that in this plan that has the all important Sweet Spot Training Zone!

Additionally, this sweet spot training plan includes all the “marginal gains” details to get even faster: Recovery Techniques, Rest Days, Yoga, Foundations, and best of all, Strength and Conditioning – all you need is a physical therapy style rubber band and MOTIVATION! There are instructional videos in the plan for you to follow along at home. You’ll perform structured Sweet Spot and Tempo intervals mid-week and have the option to join group rides on the weekends (where we coach you how to sweet spot on the group ride). There’s also recommendations for riding longer/shorter for flexibility so you can stay on track when life throws a curve ball.

This plan was designed for the athlete that works M-F, 9-5 (ish) and has roughly 8 - 12 hours per week to ride/train. If you can train 1 - 2 hours, Tuesday thru Thursdays and 2 - 4 hours on Saturdays, this plan will prepare you optimally for your Fondo.



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bikex4
7:34 hrs 6:00 hrs
Strengthx1
—— ——
Day Offx1
—— ——
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
7:34 hrs 6:00 hrs
Strength
—— ——
Day Off
—— ——

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

FasCat Coaching

FasCat Coaching

FasCat has over 15 years of experience coaching real world amateur athletes: "Working men and women" that need balance and flexibility for whatever life throws at them. Before we design any training program we consult with the athlete first - how much time do you have to train - what do you have coming up?

We coach thru a custom designed training plan, monitor your progress thru your data and give feedback based on our expertise.