Pav Bryan - Amazon #1 Author + BikesEtc Magazines 'Cycling Guru' & 'King of Endurance'All plans by this Coach
This plan has been designed by Pav Bryan (coachpav.com) - Amazon #1 New Release Author, BikesEtc Magazines 'Cycling Guru' and 'King of Endurance'.
This plan is perfect for those who are doing a hilly or mountainous Gran Fondo or Sportive. Ideally, you will be able to ride for three hours already and have access to terrain similar to what you will face on the day of your event. If not, you should try to accommodate this in some way. If you can't ride three hours yet, simply drop it to what you are capable of and then spread the gap out over the course of the plan.
Please note that unfortunately the links to further resources placed in each individual session no longer work, however there is a downloadable guide posted in day one of the plan that contains the correct links - apologies for the inconvenience and please get in touch if you need help.
This plan includes 2x core sessions per week, with link to instructional video which you can follow. It has one key ride per week, which must be done - you do not need to worry about the time, just get the miles completed. It has two rest days per week and the remaining sessions compliment the key ride. You can change the hill reps to be more similar to the type of hill you will face during your event.
This plan is totally compatible (upload-able/exportable) with all good platforms including Zwift, TrainerRoad, The Sufferfest and many more.
You can use any method to monitor your training, power, cadence, heart rate or rate of perceived exertion, although power is an advantage. You get key rides and further resources (links within the sessions on the calendar) to ensure you are capable across every aspect of cycling; nutrition, hydration, technique, tactics and of course performance.
All the sessions you will do come with comprehensive instructions, links to videos, blogs or downloads, plus they have the workout builder function; full power, heart rate and cadence targets (where applicable).
Please note that my plans don't come with a taper before any events (if applicable). This is mainly because most athletes have their own taper specific to them and less taper weeks means more training weeks! Feel free to get in contact if you need help with your taper, but remember to time to end of this plan so there is a gap between it and your event.
If you are using heart rate or RPE and would like a plan tailored to this, please visit coachpav.com for info on bespoke plans.
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How it Works
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This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- 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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