BCA | Novice | 8 Wks. | Heart Rate | Gran Fondo

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BCA | Novice | 8 Wks. | Heart Rate | Gran Fondo

Author

Jonathan Melville

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Length

8 Weeks

Typical Week

2 Day Off, 1 Other, 4 Bike

Longest Workout

2:20 hrs

Plan Specs

cycling gran fondo/century beginner hr based tss based strength base period

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Summary

Includes Structured Workouts

Structured Workouts automatically sync with compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time.


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Breakaway Coaching and Analytics

BCA is on a continual search to find the latest scientific knowledge that can be applied to your training programme. This process involves helping as many people as possible achieve their unique performance goals. BCA always puts your desires at the centre of its service and competes for your causes.
Be part of the BCA vision and advance your performance.


What does this programme include?

Email Access:
- An email once a week to discuss your training and any questions you have.
- Data analysis (upon request) every 5 weeks in the form of a progress report.

Structured Workouts:
- Each workout is supplied with a PDF providing additional information.
- Workouts can be exported to your Garmin device to ensure your hitting the training numbers.

Personalised Nutrition Plan:
- A detailed overview of your nutrition requirements per week.
- Every week you are supplied with a nutrition plan personalised to your training.

Programme Manual:
- A detailed overview of the programme.
- Coaching advice including recovery strategies.

Adjustable Workouts:
- The programme is designed so you can adjust which day your main event is.

Is this plan suitable for me?

Novice Riders:
- The programme is designed for riders who are new to the sport.
- Training starts slow can takes you through the phases at an appropriate pace.
- Short workouts mid-week to accommodate work.
- 4 on bike workouts per week.
- 1 strength workout per week.
- The programme uses heart rate.

What will I need?
- A turbo training
- Ideally access to a gym, however strength can be competed at home.

Stats

Training Load By Week
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 04:09

Jonathan Melville

Breakaway Coaching and Analytics

BCA is on a continual search to find the latest scientific knowledge that can be applied to your training programme. This process involves helping as many people as possible achieve their unique performance goals. BCA always puts your desires at the centre of its service and contests for your causes.

Be part of the BCA vision and advance your performance.

Sample Day 1

0:20:00
14.2TSS
Activation Ride

Activation ride to bring the body up to speed with training and to pace/prevent overload early on in the programme.

Warm Up:
6 minutes @ 65-70%
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Mainset:
10 seconds @ max.
08 minutes @ 78-83%
Repeat x 3
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Cool Down:
7 minutes @ 60-65%

Sample Day 3

0:55:00
79.3TSS
THR Test

Complete the following THR test to set your training zones. Only take the average power from the last 20 minutes of 30 minutes.

Warm Up:
4 minutes @ 65-70%
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1 minutes @ 83-88%
1 minutes @ 65-70%
Repeat x 3

5 minutes @ 83-88%
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Mainset:
30 minutes @ 100-110%
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Cool Down:
10 minutes @ 60-65%.

Sample Day 5

0:40:00
27.7TSS
Aerobic Endurance

Aerobic Endurance Ride to improve your ability to use oxygen. Ride gentle rolling route, maintain high cadence throughout the during endurance block (80+ rpm).

Warm Up:
4 minutes @ 65-70%
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1 minutes @ 83-88%
1 minutes @ 65-70%
Repeat x 3
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Mainset:
20 minutes @ 78-83%
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Cool Down
10 minutes @ 60-65%

Sample Day 6

1:00:00
41TSS
Aerobic Endurance

Aerobic Endurance Ride to improve your ability to use oxygen. Ride gentle rolling route, maintain high cadence throughout the during endurance block (80+ rpm).

Warm Up:
4 minutes @ 65-70%
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1 minutes @ 83-88%
1 minutes @ 65-70%
Repeat x 3
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Mainset:
40 minutes @ 78-83%
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Cool Down
10 minutes @ 60-65%

Sample Day 8

0:35:00
29.3TSS
Tempo Endurance

Tempo Endurance Ride to stimulate/speed up adaptions with shorter duration ride. Ride can be complete on road (flat - rolling) or turbo.

Warm Up:
4 minutes @ 65-70%
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1 minutes @ 83-88%
1 minutes @ 65-70%
Repeat x 3
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Mainset:
15 minutes @ 83-88%
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10 minutes @ 60-65%

Sample Day 9

0:20:00
Hypertrophy

Please see the attached document for your strength workout.

Sample Day 10

1:00:00
43TSS
Exercise Economy

Exercise Economy Ride to improve pedaling technique. Remain seated when accelerating into the the high cadence interval and through out. Session can be completed on turbo.

Warm Up:
4 minutes @ 60-65%
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1 minutes @ 83-88%
1 minutes @ 65-70%
Repeat x 3
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Mainset:

Set 1:
8 minutes @ 78%

Set 2:
2 minutes @ 83% - 120:130 rpm
2 minutes @ 78%
Repeat x 3

Set 3:
8 minutes @ 78%

Set 4:
2 minutes @ 83% - 120:130 rpm
2 minutes @ 78%
Repeat x 3
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Cool Down:
10 minutes @ 60-65%

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