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Gravel Grinder Base 1 & 2 - Classic Zones - 8-12 hrs/week

Includes Structured Workouts

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


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Author

Tim Cusick - Coach of World and National Champions

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Length

10 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

Gravel Grinder Base 1 and 2 Training Plan


written by Tim Cusick, TrainingPeaks WKO Product Leader and master coach with Velocious Cycling Adventures


WKO structured plan


Plan overview

Train with the coach of national and world ITT champion Amber Neben! This 10-week training plan was created by Tim Cusick using Classic Training Zones and is the first portion of our Gravel Grinder Full Season plan. It is designed for the serious competitive cyclist and includes heart rate, power, and perceived exertion. All-new progressive, fatigue resistance, and intensive workouts! Includes predicted TSS and ongoing testing.


All workouts are meant to be completed on your gravel bike, though you can use your road bike, if necessary. In fact, we recommend a blend of both; workouts on the road maximize power and focus, while workouts on the trail/gravel help improve skills.


The workouts can be used in the traditional format or as structured workouts, which load automatically to select devices (Garmin, Zwift, RGT, ErgVideo, TrainerRoad, Racermate, and more) so you can see your workout and interval numbers right on your device.


Included with your plan:
- Instruction sheet (attached to the first day of the plan)
- Testing protocol
- Coaching comments and tips
- 10% discount on nutrition guide


Need help loading your structured works to your device or smart trainer? Click here to read instructions.


More plans
Tim Cusick has written dozens of training plans for many different areas of cycling: road, gravel, time trial, mountain bike, cyclocross, indoor training, and more. Click here for a full list of his current plans by sport type and click here for a comparison chart of his major plans.


Questions?
Click here to view a list of frequently asked questions about our training plans. If you don't find your answer there, please email Coach Kathy Watts.



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x6
9:08 hrs 3:00 hrs
Strength x2
—— ——
Day Off x1
—— ——
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
9:08 hrs 3:00 hrs
Strength
—— ——
Day Off
—— ——

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Tim Cusick

Velocious Endurance Coaching

Tim Cusick is the TrainingPeaks WKO product leader, the owner of Velocious Endurance Coaching, and the leader of BaseCamp. His expertise in training, racing, and data analytics offers a unique approach to training that guides his clients to amazing success. He currently coaches world champion Amber Neben, road pro Emma Grant, Rebecca Rusch, and other pros and racers. Over 100 plans for all cycling disciplines. Need help picking a plan? Fill out our survey: https://goo.gl/forms/bkGSAYA9VzV9tsq22.

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