10 Week Ultimate Gran Fondo Training Plan (150 km)
Sean VintinAll plans by this Coach
This 10 week periodised training plan has been developed for riders with a goal of being competitive at the Gran Fondo discipline, assumes a moderate base fitness and has been designed to build your endurance and your ability to climb at threshold using a selection of sweet spot, threshold and VO2 max workouts.
The plan has been developed in the TrainingPeaks Workout Builder which provides personalised power targets for each training session which are calculated automatically from your threshold power in TrainingPeaks. Additional benefits of the Workout Builder format include direct training session download to your Garmin or Wahoo device and training session upload to Zwift, TrainingRoad, CycleOps and more.
This periodised plan has been designed using over-under intervals and ramps to increase athlete engagement and break the monotony of sitting on a single power number for any particular duration. There are 36 different workouts to keep your mind engaged, to prevent your physiological adaptations from plateauing and get you to the start line of your Gran Fondo in the best shape of your life.
WHY ARE THESE TRAINING PLANS SO CHEAP?
Relatively speaking, cycling has a high cost of entry in terms of equipment required, insurance, licence / race entry fees, training software, training applications and indoor training equipment. Elitism is prevalent in cycling. Cultural conditioning and economic circumstances should not be a barrier to personal improvement and mental wellbeing.
As such, the costs of these training plans have been set with inclusion and accessibility as the highest priority.
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.
- Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.
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