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Gran Fondo Build Phase - WKO iLevels - 8-12 Hours/wk, Weeks 19-26

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Gran Fondo Build Phase - WKO iLevels - 8-12 Hours/wk, Weeks 19-26

Author

Tim Cusick - Coach of World and National Champions

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Length

8 Weeks

Plan Description

Gran Fondo Spring Build Training Plan with iLevels


written by Tim Cusick, TrainingPeaks WKO Product Leader and master coach with BaseCamp


WKO iLevels plan


Our WKO power-duration-based iLevels plans will make the difference in your training this season.

This 8-week gran fondo plan was created by Tim Cusick, coach of national and world ITT champion Amber Neben. It is the third and final portion of our Gran Fondo Full Season Plan and uses WKO and the Power-Duration Curve. Your workout prescription will be individualized based on your data following the Power-Duration Curve as you gain fitness. Gran Fondo iLevel plans are for the serious, competitive, power-training cyclist. Whether you’re racing or getting ready for a big event, these plans will give you all the tools you need to kick start your season.


To use this plan, you will need to have a power meter and the TrainingPeaks WKO software (if you don't have WKO or if you don't train with power, you can still get these cutting-edge workouts and plans; just search for the Classic versions). This plan uses the advanced iLevels training protocol developed by Dr. Andy Coggan and the new training metrics available in WKO, like FTP/FRC, FRC, and PMAX. Learn more about WKO or watch Coach Cusick’s free educational WKO webinars.


These plans use the cutting-edge workouts that Tim prescribes for his pro athletes, with focus on fatigue resistance, intensive and extensive workouts, and increasing your Time to Exhaustion (TTE), Stamina, and FRC (functional work capacity). All our plans include predicted TSS and ongoing testing. Our full-season plans include a free Functional Strength eBook and a sports nutrition tips eBook.


Included with your plan:
- Instruction sheet (attached to the first day of the plan)
- Testing protocol
- Coaching comments and tips


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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.


In addition to his coaching experience, Tim is the TrainingPeaks WKO product leader and the founder of BaseCamp.


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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x5
10:11:00 04:00:00
Day Off x1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
10:11:00 04:00:00
Day Off
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Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter

All supported devices

Tim Cusick

BaseCamp

Tim Cusick is a world-class cycling coach, a leader in data analytics for endurance sports, an educator, and an innovative business leader.

As a coach, he’s compiled an impressive history of success and jerseys. His approach to coaching peak performance focuses on the whole athlete and the components of success for the whole athlete. Tim works with Olympians, world champions, and more, including Amber Neben and Rebecca Rusch.


  • 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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