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Gravel Cycling Specific Build Training Plan

Includes Structured Workouts

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

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Peter Glassford

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9 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

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

Learn More about Structured Workouts.

Plan Description

This a Gravel Cycling Training plan designed to get you ready for a solid performance at a Gravel Race under 3 hours in duration such as Paris to Ancaster, Rasputitsa or similar events.

Is This Plan For You?

This plan assumes you have some fitness base coming into these last 2 months before the race and It is appropriate for riders who have raced and trained before (intermediate/advanced).

If you are further out from your race, please check out our popular '3 Months Offroad Base Training Plan'

This plan will get you fit but also make sure you are prepared. It follows the same progressions and ideas I have used to get many athletes to personal bests, age-group podiums and many top 10s in the overall.

The plan that provides guidance on adding time/volume as your schedule and fitness allows. The general range of hours required is 6-12 but, again, there are notes to extend or shorten depending on your time available.

It includes guidance for power, heart rate and RPE. It is ideal to use all 3 but you can use any of the 3 and still have great success.

If you are new to training or you are pushing your limits in this event consider our 3 Month Made for you plan (see below)

What Does It Include?

While other plans will include only workouts. This plan includes reminders about preparation, bike setup and critical event specific workouts to ensure you are ready to thrive on race day mentally and physically. Consummate Athlete offers guidance on equiptment and fueling built into this training plan. These guidelines can be refined by booking phone consultations as you follow the plan.

Structured Workout Downloads are included for most bike workouts ( for Garmin / Zwift Etc ). Some workouts do not have download to keep things simple and provide freedom from focus and devices! (e.g. ride endurance on gravel for 3 hours).
A basic core routine and 1-2 weekly yoga and/or walking sessions are provided and encouraged throughout the plan, in line with our Consummate Athlete philosophy.
You can use this plan by HR, Power or RPE - you do not need to use downloads as the title and description of each workout should allow for completion of the key elements of the workout.

Do you have an Irregular Schedule or Want a Custom Training Plan?

Consummate Athlete offers a 3 months Made For You Plan, which eliminate much of the friction of pre-made plans because it takes your schedule, goals, equipment, and abilities into account Learn about 3 Month Plans

Please feel free to Email Peter for more details

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x5
07:35:00 04:00:00
Strength x2
00:22:00 00:10:00
Walk x1
00:40:00 01:00:00
Day Off x1
—— ——
Other x1
00:03:00 00:30:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
07:35:00 04:00:00
00:22:00 00:10:00
00:40:00 01:00:00
Day Off
—— ——
00:03:00 00:30:00

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

~ Peter Glassford - Cycling Training Plans & MTB Coach - Ontario, Canada ~

Consummate Athlete - Cycling Coaching

Peter Glassford is a Mountain Bike Coach from Ontario, Canada

His business, Consummate Athlete helps busy adult athletes balance life and big adventures by focusing on Consistency, Confidence, Cross-training and Community! Our website offers articles and a podcast for anyone interested in a different perspective on endurance training as an adult.

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