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Greg's 100 mile Fondo Training Plan (8hr/wk/12 weeks) (TID = 82:10:8) with 2 rest days

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Alex fastfitnesstips

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Length

12 Weeks

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Plan Description

Welcome to the FFT sportive training plan based on the science of Seiler and Coggan and Hunter and Cheung. This will prepare you for a medium length fondo of 100 miles (60-150miles or 4-6 hrs). This plan emphasizes a lot of low intensity (80%) endurance and a modest amount of threshold (12%) and high intensity (8%) with a low pyramidal distribution (TID). As such it is an excellent all round program for long distance events. We will assume event day is on the last Sunday of this plan. It is roughly a 8hrs per week (max), 5 days per week over 12 weeks but with big weekend rides! It is best suited to improvers, regular and advanced cyclists who want to raise their aerobic endurance.

DIFFICULTY
Beginner ✩✩✭✩✩ Pro

PLAN PURPOSE
intervals: ✭✩✩✩✩
anaerobic build: ✭✭✩✩✩
threshold/ss: ✭✭✭✩✩
aerobic build: ✭✭✭✭✭
FTP build: ✭✭✭✩✩

TRAINING TIPS AND ADVICE
• Establish a regular workout routine
• If the weather is bad, train indoors but don’t skip entirely
• Ride easy on easy session days (probably easier than you think)
• By all means ride with friends but not if they destroy your training plan
• Don’t avoid the training session you are weak at; it is there for a reason!
• Don’t be tough on yourself if you have a bad session
• In each session start moderately, progress firmly and finish strong!
• Have a goal, visualize your goal and know why you are training.

SPORTIVE ADVICE
• Prepare your kits the day before and carry spares
• Fueling adequately before, during and after
• Don't do anything different on the day than you did before
• Favour comfort over speed if you are new to sportives
• Wear decent clothing, carry a thin rain jacket
• Ride with a friends if possible
• Ride safe, carry a mobile, with full charge and spare $$
• Start slow, and build up from there
• Pace hills ; dont race them

For event pacing try this fft.tips/bonk


Best of luck from the Fastfitness.tips team!

Coaching@fastfitness.tips
Training Plan Prescription: https://fft.tips/tpp3


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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bikex5
7:51 hrs 5:00 hrs
Strengthx2
0:55 hrs 0:30 hrs
Otherx1
0:03 hrs 0:20 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
7:51 hrs 5:00 hrs
Strength
0:55 hrs 0:30 hrs
Other
0:03 hrs 0:20 hrs

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter

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Alex Mitchell from FastFitnessTips

Alex from FastFitnessTips

Alex is the creator and head coach at FastFitnessTips. He is a level 3 accredited coach from the UK and also MD and also personal trainer. He is a qualified medical doctor at the University of Leicester UK and very experienced in scientific methods such as meta-analysis and big data. He is active on YouTube/Facebook/Instagram and Strava. He is known for his ability to apply cycling science to cycling and endurance sports.