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8 Weeks to your Best Gran Fondo 80-100 miles! (Workout Builder). Start Any Monday + Reusable

Includes Structured Workouts

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Author

Simon Kessler

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Length

8 Weeks

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Plan Description

“Achieve top form and strength for a Grand Fondo event 8 weeks away!!”


Following this training plan with lead to big gains in power and endurance in just 8 weeks! The training is designed to simulate long sustained efforts and repeated high intensity efforts that are common on some of the faster courses and courses that combine both fast roads and hills. The plan is in the new Workout Builder format which provides personalized power targets in each training session which are calculated automatically from your Threshold power saved in TrainingPeaks under Zones. Additional benefits of the Workout Builder format include direct training session download to your Garmin or Wahoo device and training session upload to Zwift, TrainingRoad, CycleOps and more.

Training plan description: The plan ranges between 9-13 hours/week with longer rides on weekends and shorter rides in the work week that can be done indoors (sessions downloadable to Zwift, TrainerRoad etc). The plan is flexible and you may move days around and also substitute a group ride for some of the training. Before starting the plan you should have a good level of fitness and be accustomed to training 8-12 hours/week.

The plan builds with a 3 weeks followed by an easier week then 2 high intensity build weeks follow with simulation efforts. The final 2 weeks are taper/speed weeks and include a simulation effort 8 days out to ensure that your body is ready for your goal ride. The final week tapers with mostly recovery with your goal Gran Fondo scheduled on the weekend (week 8).

Designed by former professional and multiple national champion coach Simon Kessler of Simon Says Cycling, coach Simon has coached for 25+ years and has enjoyed an incredible track record as a coach which includes state and national champions on multiple continents in road, track and mountain biking. Some of Simon’s clients have won world championship medals and worn the yellow jersey in the Tour de France. With this plan you receive 30+ years of top level experience in a super effective training plan that will lead to fast improvements.

Purchasing this plan includes: Email support from coach Simon directly to get your questions answered plus 1 month access to our membership community with Facebook live coaching calls every Wednesday & additional information on nutrition, race day preparation, strength training, warm-up protocols, mental training audios, and much more!

Questions: Please visit us on the web at simonsayscycling.com or email Simon at: simon@simonsayscycling.com

Training for another race or personal improvement goal? Checkout our other training plans for racing (road, time trial, criterium), centuries, gran fondos, base training, power gains, and more. Visit: simonsayscycling.com

Plan Features

This training plan starts on a Monday

The plan is reuasble an unlimited amount of times

This plan works with power only (no heart rate zones)

Designed with the new Workout Builder - offering you more precise training with exact power targets calculated automatically from your threshold power (FTP) saved in TrainingPeaks

Download each session automatically to newer version Garmin devices with the TrainingPeaks IQ Garmin Connect App or to your Wahoo Elemnt or Elemnt Bolt with the Wahoo Companion App

Download each session in many different files formats compatible with: Zwift, Wahoo, Trainer Road, Cyclops and more

30 day money-back guarantee



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bikex5
10:17 hrs 5:00 hrs
Day Offx2
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
10:17 hrs 5:00 hrs
Day Off
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Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter

All supported devices

Simon Kessler

Simon Says Cycling

Do you want to make real improvements but are often left frustrated with your progress?

Coach Simon Kessler's proven track record (since 2001) has helped everyday cyclists and professionals achieve their goals and attain new levels of satisfaction and fulfillment in their cycling.

Our training plans combine real-world experience with sports science and years of experience coaching cyclists from beginner to professional.

Learn more about our services at http://simonsayscycling.com