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Ultra Gravel Events Specific Build Training Plan

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Ultra Gravel Events Specific Build Training Plan


Peter Glassford

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16 Weeks

Plan Description

This is 3 months of training for adult athletes. It builds towards a block of big gravel rides or races. This plan is meant to balance sustainable volume with adequate preparation for very big (eg. 100 mile and beyond) Gravel races. This training plan has been used for Unbound, Mid-South, Big Sugar, Substance Projects, Eager Beaver and more!
In addition to 3 months of training It includes a 1 month 'race phase'. This is 4 weeks where there are 2 weeks with races (or big rides), a week off and then another week with a big weekend ride or race but you can adjust that block as you need.
The 3 months ahead provide reminders to test yoru bike/gear/pacing and fueling
The volume of weeks is build along with time at moderate loads (sweet spot and tempo) as well as slow progression of your weekly long ride
A strength routine and download is provided for 1-2 weekly strength routines
Structured Downloads for use on a smart trainer or to download are available for many (BUT NOT ALL) of the workouts.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x5
08:40:00 10:10:00
Strength x2
00:46:00 00:30:00
Custom x1
00:28:00 00:30:00
Other x1
00:06:00 00:30:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
08:40:00 10:10:00
00:46:00 00:30:00
00:28:00 00:30:00
00:06:00 00:30:00

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

~ Peter Glassford - Cycling Training Plans & MTB Coach - Ontario, Canada ~

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Peter Glassford is a Mountain Bike Coach from Ontario, Canada

His business, Consummate Athlete helps busy adult athletes balance life and big adventures by focusing on Consistency, Confidence, Cross-training and Community! Our website offers articles and a podcast for anyone interested in a different perspective on endurance training as an adult.

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