12 Weeks to a Faster Century (Advanced): 10-15hrs/wk (Smart Enabled)

Average Weekly Training Hours 13:15
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 13:15
Training Load By Week

This plan is for the advanced level cyclist with 10 hrs to 16 hrs a week to train, has completed a half or full century in the past 12 months, has already completed some threshold work, and regularly trains 8 hrs to 15 hrs a week. This plan is designed to help the advanced cyclist looking to improve upon their time for their target century or be competitive in a 100 mile race. This plan focuses on the quality of the riding using interval training geared at raising your threshold and anaerobic capacity paired with strategically placed endurance rides. You can expect intervals during the weekdays focusing on increasing power and recovery at or just below Lactate Threshold as well as building Aerobic Capacity. We'll also be gradually building up the time of the weekend rides as we go through the plan to build up aerobic endurance. This plan is built for those with 1hr-2hrs a day to train on the weekdays and 2.5hrs-5hrs a day to train on the weekends. Before starting the plan, you'll want to make sure you complete the field test in the attached training guide (under plan details) to establish your training zones for this plan. Make sure you are well rested going into the field test and have had a few lighter rides leading into the field test. **All workouts are smart capable and can be dowloaded for use on your cycling computer or smart trainer. For questions on this plan, please contact a TES Coach at info@thresholdendurance.com

Sample Day 2
2:00:00
98TSS
2 hrs zn.2 w/ 2x10min Tempo Intervals

2 hr @ zn.2 w/ 2x10min @ Zn.3. Shoot to be in the mid zn.3 area for the duration of the intervals.

Sample Day 3
1:30:00
45.5TSS
1.5 hr recovery

1.5 hr easy spin (active recovery). This ride is geared at promoting blood flow and speeding up recovery. Try not to do anything that you will really have to recover from on these types of rides.

Sample Day 4
2:00:00
98TSS
2 hrs zn.2 w/ 2x10min Tempo Intervals

2 hr @ zn.2 w/ 2x10min @ Zn.3. Shoot to be in the mid zn.3 area for the duration of the intervals.

Sample Day 5
1:00:00
30.4TSS
1 hr recovery

1 hr easy spin (active recovery). This ride is geared at promoting blood flow and speeding up recovery. Try not to do anything that you will really have to recover from on these types of rides.

Sample Day 6
3:00:00
123.5TSS
3 hrs zn.2

3 hrs @ zn.2. Try to avoid going beyond or below zn.2 when possible. This ride is designed to help you build aerobic efficency. If you are using a heart rate monitor, you may see your heart rate increase a bit into the zn.3 area after an hour or two for the same perceived effort. This is ok, continue riding at the same perceived effort.

Sample Day 7
3:00:00
123.5TSS
3 hrs zn.2

3 hrs @ zn.2. Try to avoid going beyond or below zn.2 when possible. This ride is designed to help you build aerobic efficency. If you are using a heart rate monitor, you may see your heart rate increase a bit into the zn.3 area after an hour or two for the same perceived effort. This is ok, continue riding at the same perceived effort.

Sample Day 9
2:00:00
101.9TSS
2 hrs zn.2 w/ 2x15min Tempo Intervals

2 hrs @ zn.2 w/ 2x15min @ Zn.3. Shoot to be in the mid zn.3 area for the duration of the intervals.

T.E.S.
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