Sportive / Gran Fondo Training Plan (Advanced Working Athlete, 26 Weeks) Reusable - Power Based

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Sportive / Gran Fondo Training Plan (Advanced Working Athlete, 26 Weeks) Reusable - Power Based


Rob Lee

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26 Weeks

Typical Week

1 Day Off, 6 Bike

Longest Workout

5:00 hrs

Plan Specs

cycling gran fondo/century advanced power based

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"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe" - Abraham Lincoln

A Training Plan for Advanced athletes who still have full time jobs and other commitments that they need to train around. This plan has a specific focus on improving your endurance and Sportive / Gran Fondo abilities, to take you to a PB or Gold standard time. It includes a 2 week taper prior to your main event. It allows for a Sunday club run, sportive, or group ride, once a week to aid progression, and skills related to group riding. Saturday and Sunday sessions have been built to compliment each other and can be swapped around for those who normally group ride on Saturday.

Need a CUSTOM Training Plan?  custom builds are available on all my plans and can be built specific to your usual working pattern/family commitments and multiple event schedule. A custom version of this plan would cost you $250 and be built specific to YOU! email me directly at: 

Designed by Level 2 TrainingPeaks coach, British Cycling certified coach, and ex-elite racer Rob Lee, this plan draws on his substantial racing accomplishments (over 130 race victories, and numerous cycling distance records) and over 20 years of successfully coaching hundreds of athletes to their goals. Questions? Please visit my website at or email me directly at:

Questions? Please visit my website at or email me directly at: 

Please note: You can reuse this training plan in the future by changing the start or end date. This is a power-based training plan.


Training Load By Week
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 08:57

Rob Lee - Professional Endurance Coach

RLP Coaching

A full time coach specialising in endurance, and ultra endurance, cycle coaching for athletes of all levels. Offering coaching to mountain bike and road cyclists from all over the world. His current clients include an ex-Olympian, two World Champions, and many prominent age-groupers all making their mark in their prospective races. His related performance experience includes, 3 years consulting for Drag2Zero, regional coach for British Cycling, and 6 years as a race team manager and head coach.

Sample Day 1

FTP Test (actual)

Best performed on the usual terrain you would do your training on. If you usually ride mostly mountains then do this on a climb. Likewise if you normally do a lot of flat or rolling rides do this on flat or rolling terrain.
At least 30 minutes warm up
1 hour time trial effort - as hard as you can go for this duration
15 minutes warm down

Sample Day 2

30 Tempo

15 minutes gradual warm up
30 minutes zone 3
5 minutes warm down

Sample Day 3


15 minutes warm up
3 minutes zone 5
12 minutes warm down

Sample Day 4

Criss-Cross Zones 1-2

This session is used to work basic endurance
5 minutes zone 1
5 minutes zone 2
5 minutes zone 1
5 minutes zone 2
5 minutes zone 1
5 minutes zone 2

Sample Day 6

Endurance - Engine building

Easy warm up: 50-70%FTP
Main Block 60-70%FTP @ 90-95rpm = keep it honest and work on duration rather than intensity
Warm down: 50-70%FTP

Sample Day 7

Club Run/Group Ride - sit in

Enjoy some social riding but try to coast through the day on the minimal effort possible by hiding in the wheels.

Sample Day 9

15 Sweet Spot

15 minutes progressive warm up
15 minutes sweet-spot
5 minutes warm down

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