Browse More Plans

Cycling - Beginner Century Training Plan (12 weeks)

Browse More Plans

Cycling - Beginner Century Training Plan (12 weeks)


Vision Quest Coaching

All plans by this Coach


12 Weeks

Plan Description

This plan will help a beginner or intermediate cyclist prepare for a long century ride or Gran Fondo event. Time is limited during the week for many athletes, so those workouts are kept short and the primary volume progression takes place over the weekends.

There is only one ride planned for the weekends, but if you have the time and energy, a second ride can certainly be included. Be sure that one of your weekend rides is the long, steady ride as scheduled, and the other ride can be a shorter, more intense ride, a group ride, or another easy ride depending on your goals and energy levels.

How it Works

Load Your Plan

Quickly view upcoming workouts in the TrainingPeaks app.

Workout and Analyze

Upload completed workouts from your favorite tracking app or device.

Track Your Progress

Get feedback, stay on top of your training and perform at your best.

Learn More

Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x4
02:52:00 01:30:00
Strength x2
00:38:00 00:20:00
Day Off x2
—— ——
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
02:52:00 01:30:00
00:38:00 00:20:00
Day Off
—— ——

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

Vision Quest Coaching

Vision Quest Coaching

We offer one-on-one coaching and a variety of consultation options to all athletes, as well as performance testing, bike-fitting and facility-based memberships to athletes in the greater Chicago area.

  • This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
  • 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.
  • Completed workouts sync with popular apps like Garmin and Wahoo. Learn More
  • If plan includes Structured Workouts, then planned workouts sync to compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time. Learn More

Refund Policy

This plan is protected by our Refund Policy and may, with the author's approval, be exchanged for a plan of equal value from the same author.

Still have questions about this plan?
| Premium

25% Off

Bundle your plan with TrainingPeaks Premium, and you'll unlock our progress-tracking tools, plus the freedom to move workouts to fit your schedule.

$89.25 USD for the first year, billed yearly.

$75.00 - Buy Now