12 Week Hilly Century/Gran Fondo 80-100 miles (Workout Builder: Power Zones) 8-10 hrs/wk
Simon KesslerAll plans by this Coach
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“12 Weeks to Achieving your Best Hilly Century/Gran Fondo Ride!”
Training plan description: Do you want to train better than ever before and feel confident and ready for an upcoming hilly to mountainous Gran Fondo? This 12-week training plan will build you up progressively in 3-week blocks of training so that you are ready to perform at your personal best in just 12 weeks.
The plan ranges between 8-10 hours/week with longer rides on weekends and shorter rides in the workweek that can be done indoors. The training includes training sessions that simulate hills and climbing and work even if you live in a flat place or train indoors. The plan is flexible and you may move days around and also substitute a group ride for some of the training (as indicated). Before starting the plan you should have a good level of endurance fitness and be accustomed to training over 5-6 hours or 300+ TSS per week.
The plan is in the new Workout Builder format which provides your personalized power zones in each training session which are calculated automatically from your FTP. Additional benefits of the Workout Builder format include direct training session sync to your Garmin or Wahoo device and training session upload to Zwift, TrainingRoad, CycleOps and more.
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 the road, track and mountain biking. Some of Simon’s clients have won world championship medals and gone on to wear 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!
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
This training plan starts on a Monday
The plan is reusable 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 zones 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
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|9:17 hrs||5:30 hrs|
Day Off x2
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||9:17 hrs||5:30 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter