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Beginner Cycling Plan - Ride Comfortable, Ride Happy

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Beginner Cycling Plan - Ride Comfortable, Ride Happy


Peter Glassford

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13 Weeks

Plan Description

Thanks for looking at the 'Ride Comfortable, Ride Happy' Training Plan inspired by the book "Saddle, Sore"

This plan is designed to help newer riders follow a first training plan. It makes reference to many of the concepts discussed in the book, "Saddle, Sore" to make sure you stay healthy on the bike.

See for more on the book and concepts around comfort on the bike.

This plan is best used when your racing calendar is lighter and you can focus on training frequently and with great focus. It uses a fair bit of intensity to keep your fitness improving, work on your skills and also decrease time on the saddle.

Volume is limited to under 8 hours including yoga and core to help you stay strong and mobile. These concepts are big takeaways from "Saddle, Sore" put into an actionable plan for you!


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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x4
05:32:00 03:00:00
Other x3
00:42:00 00:30:00
Strength x3
00:35:00 00:10:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
05:32:00 03:00:00
00:42:00 00:30:00
00:35:00 00:10:00

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

~ Peter Glassford - Cycling Training Plans & MTB Coach - Ontario, Canada ~

Consummate Athlete - Cycling Coaching

Peter Glassford is a Mountain Bike Coach from Ontario, Canada

His business, Consummate Athlete helps busy adult athletes balance life and big adventures by focusing on Consistency, Confidence, Cross-training and Community! Our website offers articles and a podcast for anyone interested in a different perspective on endurance training as an adult.

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