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Century 12 Weeks Beginner 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 8:30-12:55 hours per week (excluding Rest Weeks). You will need to be able to devote between 3:30-7:25 hours to training on your weekends.
A century is of course 100 miles and is quite an achievement for any cyclist. On top of that it’s a great cycling challenge for the distance or endurance cyclist and you'll always remember your first one!
100 miles is probably many times longer than most organized group rides, so just doing group rides won’t prepare you properly for your metric century, but this plan will!
At the completion of this training plan, you should be able to complete a century ride relatively comfortably.
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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This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- Heart Rate Monitor
- 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.
- Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.
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