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9-weeks to a 50-mile ride--novice


Karen Buxton

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9 Weeks

Plan Description

This 9-week novice training plan is for the beginning cyclist looking to successfully complete a 50-mile ride. The athlete using this plan enjoys cycling and is currently cycling a few days per week, either on a stationary bike, in a spin class or outdoors. The athlete should be able to ride outdoors several times per week for at least 45-60 minutes to begin this plan.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x4
04:32:00 03:30:00
Day Off x2
—— ——
Strength x2
00:28:00 00:15:00
X-Train x2
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
04:32:00 03:30:00
Day Off
—— ——
00:28:00 00:15:00
—— ——

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Karen Buxton

I work with triathletes, duathletes, runners, swimmers and endurance cyclists from first-timers to elites.

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