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Gravel Grind Endurance Race - Beginner Plan

Author

Taylor Thomas

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Length

12 Weeks

Plan Description

This is a 12 week plan designed for those riders with a goal of riding an endurance gravel event. It will take you through every phase from establishing a solid base, building up your endurance, as well as working on your top end speed. While this is a beginner plan, it's advised that you gain some exposure to road riding and riding on gravel before tackling this training plan.

As you build your base fitness and extend your training rides you'll be working towards a goal of riding a gravel grind and finishing comfortably. This plan includes at least 1 day off (Monday), as well as strength training, some interval work, tempo rides, and long rides on the weekends. While it's recommended that you establish your heart rate or power zones during this plan, you can also train by using Rate of Perceived Exertion-RPE. Use this chart to help you understand the workouts.

Rate of Perceived Exertion Scale = 1-10

Zone 1- RPE=1

Zone 2- RPE=2

Zone 3- RPE=3

Zone 4- RPE=4-5

Zone 5- RPE=6

Zone 6- RPE=7-8

Zone 7 (Max Effort)- RPE=9-10

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x4
8:51 hrs 6:00 hrs
Day Off x2
0:18 hrs 0:45 hrs
Strength x1
0:33 hrs 0:45 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
8:51 hrs 6:00 hrs
Day Off
0:18 hrs 0:45 hrs
Strength
0:33 hrs 0:45 hrs

Training Load By Week


Taylor Thomas

Thomas Endurance Coaching

Thomas Endurance Coaching offers one-on-one online coaching that includes athlete assessment, goal setting, individualized training blocks, and full workout analysis. By blending both the science and art of coaching, athletes receive not only the latest in data analysis but a genuine relationship with their coach. You can also choose from pre-built and custom training plans if you're looking for a more self-guided approach to your training.


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