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Zwift Gran Fondo or Metric Century: 12 Weeks to Victory
written by Tim Cusick, TrainingPeaks WKO product leader and master coach with BaseCamp
Train with the coach of national and world ITT champion Amber Neben! This 12-week plan will prepare you for your upcoming gran fondo or other endurance event. Whether you're trying to win a Zwift race or preparing for an outdoor event, 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 that can all be done while riding with your virtual friends on Zwift.
The workouts are structured and can be automatically loaded to Zwift, as well as RGT, Garmin, ErgVideo, TrainerRoad, Computrainer, and more, so that 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
Need help loading your structured works to Zwift or other devices?
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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.
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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.
- Completed workouts sync with popular apps like Garmin and Wahoo. Learn More
- If plan includes Structured Workouts, then planned workouts sync to compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time. Learn More
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