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Gran Fondo (road/gravel) (beginner)

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Gran Fondo (road/gravel) (beginner)


Coach Jeff Winkler

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6 Weeks

Plan Description

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This plan will help you prepare to complete a "gran fondo" type event. These events are typically longer road or gravel events that are done for fun and completion. Achieve your event goal and have more fun doing it!

This is a beginner-friendly plan that can be repeated as time permits.

Not all days of the week have bike workouts. You can get creative with these days. A few good options are 1) cross-training (run, row, gym), 2) a steady endurance ride, or 3) an additional recovery day. While more training is "good", you need at least 1 weekly recovery day to stay strong and keep putting in good efforts on your training days.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x4
06:15:00 05:00:00
Strength x1
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Day Off x1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
06:15:00 05:00:00
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Day Off
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Training Load By Week

Jeff Winkler

Winkler Cycling


  • USA Cycling Level 1 Coach (Elite)
  • TrainingPeaks Level 2 Coach
  • SafeSport Certified
  • Certified Personal Trainer (ISSA)
  • Certified Nutrition Coach (ISSA)
  • Ex-Professional Cyclist
  • Political Science (B.A.), Juris Doctor (J.D.)

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  • 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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