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The 8 Week Century Build

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Author

Taylor Warren

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Length

8 Weeks

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Includes Structured Workouts

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Plan Description

This is a classic overload plan designed to get you to your best shape in the 8 weeks leading up to a century event or gran fondo. The plan starts off with a baseline fitness check. This check is designed to set a baseline to base the rest of the plan off of. Following the check, the plan leads into two weeks of build, with big gear efforts and sweetspot intervals to build fitness. After the first three weeks, the plan goes into a rest week to help the athlete recover and rebound from the previous weeks training stress. After resting, the plan contains two more weeks designed to increase fitness, before going into another rest week followed by a taper week into the key event. This plan follows the overload principle and is designed to get progressively harder. Athletes using this plan should have a basic understanding of training principle, a bit of experience and if not a power meter, at least a heart rate monitor to be able to track fitness progress.



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bikex5
7:54 hrs 5:00 hrs
Day Offx2
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
7:54 hrs 5:00 hrs
Day Off
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Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Taylor Warren

Apogee Performance Coaching

Areas of expertise include race prep/tactics, nutritional guidance, time trial strategy and sports psychology.

Services I provide include a general consultation, where we go over a rough road map of the season as well as a nutritional consult. I also provide customized weekly training plans and at the top of my program, I provide power analysis as well.