Century Cycle Training Plan (INTERMEDIATE 24wk - Start Any Monday) Saturday Event, HR based 4x/wk
Raymond BoardmanAll plans by this Coach
“Training for excellence, with excellent training.”
When you've completed your 100 mile (160km) Century, you will have accomplished something special.
Designed for Intermediate cyclists who are looking to participate in a century cycling event, the primary goal of this training plan is to prepare you to COMPLETE 100 mile (160km) Century FASTER than previously.
Crafted by myself, Ray Boardman PGDipSportsMed, PGDipRehab, PGCertSc (Exercise Science), BSc (Anatomy), DipSportsStudies this plan encapsulates my passion for the sport, my experience from completing dozens of cycling events over varying distances and my success coaching hundreds of cyclists & triathletes.
Starting 24 weeks before Your century (you can start any Monday), this plan progresses through phases to build you to your peak performance. Each week contains four rides and a flexibility training session. You will build up to cycling to over five hours in a single session. Although not necessary, I recommend using a heart rate monitor in conjunction with a GPS watch (such as a Garmin).
Prior to using this plan, you should be able to ride non-stop for 60 minutes.
Purchase of this plan gives you access to my fortnightly coaching calls where you can ask me any training or racing related questions.
Training for another race distance? I also have training plans for Iron-distance Triathlons (3.8km Swim/180km Bike/42km Run) and Sprint & Olympic Triathlons plus Running Races (from 5k to marathon), too.
How it Works
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|6:42 hrs||5:04 hrs|
|0:30 hrs||0:30 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||6:42 hrs||5:04 hrs|
||0:30 hrs||0:30 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Heart Rate Monitor
- This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
- Access your training plan anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps.
- Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
- Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
- Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
- Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.
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