Novice Road Cycling 160km sub 7 hours 30 mins program - 13 weeks (V3.2)
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This training program is aimed at the Novice Level road cyclist who wants to complete a Grand Fondo / Century Ride in a respectable 6 and a half to 7 hours.
This program is based on %Threshold Heart Rate so your training zones will update (automatically) as your Threshold Heart Rate increases with fitness gains.
Training volume builds from 7 hours and 03 minutes to a maximum of 12 hours and 26 minutes.
The program is 13 weeks long:
1 Test Week,
4 Base Training Weeks,
6 Build Weeks
1 Taper Week,
1 Recovery Week.
After completing the tests in week 1 and 6, Submit your data here: https://multisportcoaching.co.za/performance-data/
Your training zones will be calculated and emailed to you.
This is a free service.
As the training zones for this program are based on %Threshold Heart Rate you will need a Heart Rate Monitor to get the best results.
We whole-heartedly recommend the POLAR brand. (See what we did there?)
Requirements for this program:
You will need to have access to an Indoor trainer or WattBike for the FTP test and retest.
Assumptions of this program –
Training average speeds of between 22 and 24 km/h.
Racing average speeds of between 25 and 28 km/h.
When participating in an endurance training program, you can enhance your training and hence performance by including Flexibility and Core training sessions
Both a cycling-specific core strength and flexibility training program are included with this program.
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|6:44 hrs||6:00 hrs|
|0:47 hrs||0:40 hrs|
|0:58 hrs||0:45 hrs|
Day Off x1
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||6:44 hrs||6:00 hrs|
||0:47 hrs||0:40 hrs|
||0:58 hrs||0:45 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Heart Rate Monitor