8 week gravel grinder plan towards a longer gravel ride/event
Jan Van Herck (www.bike-training.be) / certified coach
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Prepare yourself for a longer gravel event/ride (160k) with this diverse plan.
Force, tempo, sweet spot and FTP intervals are included. Also a longer ride during the weekend and one non cycling workout (yoga for cyclists).
The plan has worked well for several gravel events in Europe like Smugglers Path, 666gravel and Dirty Boar in Belgium.
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
Day Off x2
|3:14 hrs||4:00 hrs|
|2:37 hrs||4:00 hrs|
|0:07 hrs||0:10 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||3:14 hrs||4:00 hrs|
||2:37 hrs||4:00 hrs|
||0:07 hrs||0:10 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- Heart Rate Monitor