Phil's Beginner Century/Gran Fondo + Email Access to Coach: 28 Weeks

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A training plan for newer cyclists and those with limited time to train.
Get in peak shape for a Century or Gran Fondo cycling event from 4 or 5 workouts p/wk!


Why Buy From Us?
  • Detailed, flexible plan from respected coach/athlete Phil Mosley
  • EMAIL ACCESS for questions or help with your plan
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  • Re-use your plan multiple times, updates included free
  • Join 10,000+ athletes who train with me!

What Our Clients Say

"I got 2nd in my AG as well as the 5th fastest bike split out of over 300. I did the same race last year, I was 7 mins faster this year!" ​Nick Goldston, 2018​​

"I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying the plan. It’s amazing to know what I’m doing weeks in advance!" Rachel Kjearsgaard, 2018


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Is This Plan For You?

This plan is designed to get you in peak shape for a Century, Gran Fondo or Sportive. It could also be used for multi-day events. Workouts can be exported to your devices. Compatible with Zwift, Garmin, Wahoo, Trainer Road, Cyclops and more. There are 4 rides, a strength session and 2 days off each week. Shorter rides are mid-week, with longer rides at weekends. FTP tests and active recovery weeks are regularly scheduled. To be successful with this plan you should already be riding 2-3 times p/wk and able to ride 1:40 hrs non-stop. Guidance is provided for Power, Heart Rate or Feel.Still not sure? We will happily switch your plan within 14 days of purchase.

Phil Mosley: Coach & Athlete

I have over 20 years of experience successfully helping amateur athletes surpass their goals, while making sure they have quality time available for family, friends and career. I started My Pro Coach to offer the world's most comprehensive range of training plans designed to help you enjoy the same success that my athletes and I have - at an affordable price.

Onboarding Emails: During checkout you can check a box to share your email address with Coach Phil Mosley. This enables me to send you a daily series of 5 helpful emails to get you started. You can also reply to me if ever you need help.


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Sample Day 1
0:50:00
60.5TSS
Fitness Test: FTP and Threshold HR

This fitness test helps you update your power and heart rate thresholds for Training Peaks.

Warm Up:
15 mins in Z2, 
5 mins as (15 secs in Z4 + 45 secs easy in Z2).

Main Set:
20 mins maximal steady state time trial. Go as hard as you can sustain for 20-minutes.

Warm Down:
10 mins in Z2.

Note: Alternatively, if you have a bike training device with its own "FTP" test protocol, you could use that instead.

TIP: Have a fan and/or air conditioning, so that heat stress is not a limiting factor for this test.

Sample Day 1
0:40:00
Prep Phase 1: Strength and Conditioning #1

Please check the link below for full exercise instructions, progressions, alternatives and videos:

https://www.myprocoach.net/wp-content/uploads/SC-Cycling.pdf

Whole Body Strength:
1. Squat: 2 x 12 (Exercise 1)
2. Alternate Lunge: 2 x 8 (Exercise 5)
3. Single Leg Squat: 2 x 6 (Exercise 3)
4. Reverse Lunge: 2 x 6 (Exercise 6)
5. Bent Over Row: 2 x 12 (Exercise 11)
6. Push Up: 2 x 12 (Exercise 12)
7. Glute Bridge: 2 x 12 (Exercise 16)
8. Bird Dog: 2 x 7 (Exercise 17)
9. Plank: 1 x 2 (Exercise 19)
10. Reverse Crunch: 2 x 12 (Exercise 26)

Flexibility: 5-10 minutes

Notes:
1. 2 x 12 = 2 sets of 12 repetitions with a rest between sets.
2. Rests are 20-40 secs.
3. When an exercise alternates right and left, the right PLUS left movement is 1 rep.
4. For unilateral exercises, perform reps on the right, then repeat on the left. Then move to next set.
5. Breathe out on exertion and maintain form throughout.
6. For flexibility see the link below or choose stretches that work well for you.

Sample Day 3
0:36:00
39.6TSS
M.A.P Efforts

M.A.P stands for Maximal Aerobic Power. It refers to the power output you can ride while at your maximal rate of oxygen consumption. These workouts include efforts that are at or just below your M.A.P.

Warm Up:
7 mins in Z2,
5 x (10 secs in Z5 + 50 secs in low Z2),
3 mins in Z2.

Main Set:
4 x (2 mins in Z5 + 2 min recoveries in low Z2).

Warm Down:
5 mins in low Z2.

Sample Day 4
0:40:00
Prep Phase 1: Strength and Conditioning #2

Please check the link below for full exercise instructions, progressions, alternatives and videos:

https://www.myprocoach.net/wp-content/uploads/SC-Cycling.pdf

Whole Body Strength:
1. Squat: 2 x 12 (Exercise 1)
2. Step Up: 2 x 7 (Exercise 7)
3. Single Leg Squat: 2 x 6 (Exercise 3)
4. Calf Raise: 2 x 12 (Exercise 8)
5. Lat & Front Raise Combo: 2 x 8 (Exercise 10)
6. Bent Over Row: 2 x 12 (Exercise 11)
7. Tricep Dip: 2 x 10 (Exercise 15)
8. Lying Hip Abduction: 2 x 10 (Exercise 18)
9. Plank: 1 x 2 (Exercise 29)
10. Spider Climber: 2 x 7 (Exercise 23)

Flexibility: 5-10 minutes

Notes:
1. 2 x 12 = 2 sets of 12 repetitions with a rest between sets.
2. Rests are 20-40 secs.
3. When an exercise alternates right and left, the right PLUS left movement is 1 rep.
4. For unilateral exercises, perform reps on the right, then repeat on the left. Then move to next set.
5. Breathe out on exertion and maintain form throughout.
6. For flexibility see the link below or choose stretches that work well for you.

Sample Day 5
0:56:00
43.2TSS
Aerobic Endurance Bike

This workout works well on an indoor bike trainer; you can also do it outside. It's not supposed to be high intensity, so keep a lid on this one. You will improve your fat-burning and efficiency.

Warm Up:
10 mins in Z2,
5 x (20 secs in Z3 + 40 secs in low Z2).

Main Set:
4 x (8 mins in upper Z2 + 60 sec recoveries in low Z2).

Warm Down:
5 mins in low Z2.

Sample Day 6
1:40:00
72.6TSS
Aerobic Endurance Ride

Ride at an easy/steady intensity, mainly in Z2 today. You should be able to chat at this intensity. This ride will improve your efficiency for using fat for fuel and increase your ability to transport oxygen to your working muscles.

Sample Day 8
0:41:00
38.6TSS
Sub Threshold, Low Cadence Efforts.

Warm Up:
10 mins in Z2,
5 x (15 secs in upper Z3 + 45 secs in low Z2).

Main Set: 
6, 5 and 4 mins in upper Z3 at 60-70 RPM + 2 min recoveries in low Z2 at 80-100 RPM.

Warm Down:
5 mins in low Z2.

Phil Mosley
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My Pro Coach

I have 20 years experience of helping amateur athletes surpass their goals, while still making sure they have quality time available for family, friends and career. As a parent who works for a living, I know how challenging this can be.

My training plans are intelligently designed around a typical work week. I set proven, time-efficient workouts in mid-week, with longer aerobic workouts at the weekends. This gives you the structure and consistency you need to continually improve.