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Cycling - Century Ride Training Plan (with strength training) - HR Based - Intermediate - 16 weeks

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Maria Simone

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16 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

Structured Workouts automatically sync with compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time.

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Plan Description

Creator: Maria Simone, No Limits Endurance Coaching, USA Cycling Level 2 Certified Coach, USA Triathlon Level 2e Certified Coach

Length: 16 weeks

Ability level: Intermediate

This 16-week plan is ideal for the athlete who has experience with endurance riding, and has ridden 50 to 100 previously. The plan includes 5 to 10 hours of training (which includes twice weekly strength sessions). The plan progresses in volume and intensity every 2 to 3 weeks, followed by a cycle of reduced load for adaptation and recovery. This cycle repeats for 16 weeks. The plan uses heart rate to gauge intensity for most rides.

The plan includes information about how to set your HR zones for cycling. Bike workouts are structured using HR and cadence. Athletes are also given instructions on how to gauge RPE to match up with the zones.

Prior to starting this plan, you should be able to ride 75 minutes continuously as an aerobic effort. You should have experience riding at least 50 miles in the past season or two (but doesn't have to be recent to this plan). The plan includes 3-4 rides per week. It also includes strength workouts.

This plan does not come with regular coach correspondence. However, anyone who purchases the plan may have a one-time email consult - I recommend you take the time to review the entire plan and take note of any questions you have. Then, email them to maximize this correspondence. If you'd like a phone or video consult, you get 20% off the current rate.

Athletes who purchase this plan receive a 10% discount to join our #NLECrew, the team for endurance athletes with no limits! Visit #NLECrew for details or to sign up.

Upon purchase of the plan, you can email Maria for the code to get your club discount.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x4
5:35 hrs 5:30 hrs
Strength x2
1:21 hrs 0:45 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
5:35 hrs 5:30 hrs
1:21 hrs 0:45 hrs

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Maria Simone

No Limits Endurance Coaching

What's your big dream - you know the one that makes you feel scared AND excited? Yup, that one. Whether your dream is about a first time or a fast time, I can help! I have 10 years of experience helping athletes make their dreams a reality.

No Limits offers a strong community, focusing on the training needs of busy age-group endurance athletes of all levels. We offer remote one-to-one coaching, local one-to-one coaching, training plans, group training, training camps, & video analysis.

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  • 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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