Gravel Grinder Full Season - Classic Zones - 8-12 hours/week
Tim Cusick - Coach of World and National ChampionsAll plans by this Coach
About This Plan
This training plan is designed to progressively get you fitter throughout your off season and build into the racing season. The plan assumes you have taken some time off the bike and offers two warmup weeks at the beginning of the plan to get you back in the saddle.
- Typical week: Monday off; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1- to 1.5-hour workouts; Friday easy; Saturday, Sunday volume days
- Progressive schedule with rest week every fourth week
- Testing included to assure accurate training
- Functional strength training workouts included and built into the training plan
- Workouts accommodate power, heart rate, and perceived exertion
- Structured workouts can be automatically exported to Garmin, your trainer, or other device for on-screen guidance as you train
Benefits of this plan
- Written by Tim Cusick, coach of multiple champions, with coaching tips throughout
- If you follow the plan as written, you will increase your fitness and race/event performance
- Our user guide helps you through the entire process
- Free strength training program in the first 13 weeks
- Free nutrition ebook from nutritionist Dr. Namrita Brooke, attached to the first day of the plan
- Get access to videos and educational webinars from Coach Tim
Tim's plans and approach are always very thorough and easily understood and applied. Tim does a really great job of staying the course with sound tested fundamentals while always looking to where the facts, data, and technology take us next. (Kurt P.)
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About Coach Tim
Tim Cusick is the coach of multiple world and national champions, including Amber Neben, Rebecca Rusch, and more. He is also the product leader for TrainingPeaks' WKO analytical software and the founder of Velocious Cycling and BaseCamp. His plans give all levels of cyclists the tools to train like the pros, using proven methodologies, workouts, intervals, and coaching tips he knows will lead to success.
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How it Works
Training Plan Sample Week
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Training Load By Week
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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