Beginner Half Century 12 Week Training Plan: 4-10hrs/wk (Smart Enabled)
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This plan is for the beginning level cyclist with 4 hrs to 10 hrs a week to train looking to complete a half century comfortably. This plan focuses on the quality of the riding you will be doing since the total hours a week on the bike remains on the low end. You can expect 1hr long rides with intervals during the weekdays focusing on increasing power at Lactate Threshold as well as intervals focusing on building Aerobic Capacity. We'll also be gradually building up the time of the weekend rides from 1hr to 4hrs as we go through the plan to build up aerobic endurance. This plan is built for those with little time to train during the week and to prepare you to complete a half century comfortably with that limited training time.
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.
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How it Works
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|7:40 hrs||4:00 hrs|
Day Off x2
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||7:40 hrs||4:00 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- Heart Rate Monitor
- This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
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- 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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