Your First Metric Century 8 Weeks Thrive
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Your First Metric Century 8 Weeks Thrive is an 8 week plan designed for the Cyclist or Triathlete who trains with power, HR (Heart Rate), or RPE (Rate of Perceived Exertion) and can train 10:15-11:45 hours per week (excluding Rest Weeks). You will need to be able to devote between 2-6:15 hours to training on your weekends.
A metric century is a 100 kilometer (62 mile) cycling event. 100km events are just about the perfect distance to start as a great cycling challenge and you'll always remember your first one!
A metric century is a good “stepping stone” for distance or endurance cyclists who have set their next goal as a century ride.
62 miles is probably two to three times longer than most organized group rides, so just doing group rides won’t prepare you properly for your metric century, but this plan will!
Designed and written by Hunter Allen, former pro cyclist, co-Founder of Training Peaks and WKO, co-author of Training and Racing with a Power Meter and Cutting-Edge Cycling and Founder and CEO of Peaks Coaching Group. The Workouts included in these pioneering and ruthlessly vetted Training Plans are the same Workouts that Hunter uses with his own Clients. Battle tested and podium approved.
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Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|9:09 hrs||3:45 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||9:09 hrs||3:45 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- Heart Rate Monitor