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BaseCamp Gravel Build to Peak: Intermediate/Advanced - 6-8 hours per week, 5 days per week

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BaseCamp Gravel Build to Peak: Intermediate/Advanced - 6-8 hours per week, 5 days per week

Includes Structured Workouts

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Author

Tim Cusick

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Length

8 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

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


Learn More about Structured Workouts.

Plan Description

training plan


It's time to go from FIT to FAST! This 8-week plan builds on your foundation work and translates your strong aerobic capacity to speed and performance as you prepare for your big event or race season. The plan follows a pyramidal/polarized modality with a targeted ramp rate of 2-3 TSS per day each week.

Periodization: Build phase
Modality: Pyramidal to polarized
Training Time: 6-8 hours a week, 5 days a week
Training Layout: 90-minute max weekday workout, 150-minute max weekend workout
Training History: Intermediate/Advanced (completed more than 12-18 months of structured training prior to starting this plan)



Plan Summary




  • Typical week: Monday off; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1- to 1.5-hour workouts; Friday easy/skills; Saturday, Sunday high-volume days with 2- to 2.5-hour workouts

  • Progressive schedule with rest week every fourth week

  • Testing included to assure accurate training

  • Workouts are built with power targets but can be adjusted for heart rate

  • Structured workouts can be automatically exported to Garmin, your trainer, or other device for on-screen guidance as you ride






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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
07:56:00 02:30:00
Day Off x2
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
07:56:00 02:30:00
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.


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  • 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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