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RGT 50 Mile Sportive or Gran Fondo: 12 Weeks to Victory
written by Tim Cusick, TrainingPeaks WKO product leader and master coach with Velocious Cycling Adventures
Train with the coach of national and world ITT champion Amber Neben! This 12-week plan will prepare you for a sportive, gran fondo, or other endurance event. Whether you're trying to win or competing against your friends or the clock, this plan will prepare you for the challenge and lots more.
The plan is designed for the intermediate/advanced cyclist who already has a general base fitness and is ready to step up the hours, time, and intensity to prepare for this exciting event. This comprehensive training plan uses classic training levels and is designed for use with power, heart rate, and/or perceived exertion. It contains three specific training cycles with testing throughout and an event taper at the end, as well as exciting new workouts with progression, fatigue resistance, micro-intervals, and new secret double workouts to push you to your peak!
The workouts can be used in the traditional format or as structured workouts, which load automatically to select devices (Garmin, RGT, Zwift, ErgVideo, TrainerRoad, CompuTrainer, and more) so you can see your workout and interval numbers right on your device.
Included with your plan:
- User guide
- Testing protocol
- Coaching tips and comments
- Free strength training routine from Menachem Brodie
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Tim Cusick has written dozens of training plans for many different areas of cycling: road, gravel, time trial, mountain bike, cyclocross, indoor training, and more. Click here for a full list of his current plans by sport type and click here for a comparison chart of his major plans.
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How it Works
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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.
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?
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