Double Century 12 Weeks Beginner/Intermediate
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Double Century 12 Weeks Beginner/Intermediate is a 12 week plan designed for the Cyclist or Triathlete who trains with power, HR (Heart Rate), or RPE (Rate of Perceived Exertion) and can train 13:30-20:45 hours per week (excluding Rest Weeks). You will need to be able to devote between 3-12 hours to training on your weekends.
A double century, or 200 mile ride, is a huge goal that many cyclists don’t even attempt let alone successfully complete! If you’ve ridden a couple of centuries and are comfortable with them, then you may be ready to tackle a double century. Doing a double requires meticulous preparation and loads of endurance training miles.
Study the route, ride reports, and support information from the ride organizer. Use your training rides to get your hydration and nutrition dialed in, which can make or break your ride. Also take a hard look at the clothing you plan to take with you or wear.
This plan will prepare you physically for ride, but you will have to have the mental toughness to push through when you reach the 150 or 175 mile mark!
Designed and written by Hunter Allen, former pro cyclist, co-Founder of Training Peaks and WKO, co-author of Training and Racing with a Power Meter and Cutting-Edge Cycling and Founder and CEO of Peaks Coaching Group. The Workouts included in these pioneering and ruthlessly vetted Training Plans are the same Workouts that Hunter uses with his own Clients. Battle tested and podium approved.
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Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|15:31 hrs||10:00 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||15:31 hrs||10:00 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- Heart Rate Monitor