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Gravel Grinder Low Volume - 12 Weeks to Peak - 6-9 hours per week - Classic Training Zones

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Gravel Grinder Low Volume - 12 Weeks to Peak - 6-9 hours per week - Classic Training Zones

Includes Structured Workouts

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


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Author

Tim Cusick - Coach of World and National Champions

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Length

12 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

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


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Plan Description

Gravel Grinder: 12 Weeks to Peak


written by Tim Cusick, TrainingPeaks WKO product leader and master coach with BaseCamp


WKO structured plan


Plan overview

Train with the coach of national and world ITT champion Amber Neben! This 12-week plan will prepare you for your upcoming gravel event.


The plan is designed for the intermediate/advanced cyclist who already has a general base fitness and is ready to step up the hours, time, and intensity to prepare for this exciting event. This comprehensive training plan uses classic training levels and is designed for use with power, heart rate, and/or perceived exertion. It contains three specific training cycles with testing throughout and an event taper at the end.


The workouts are structured and can be automatically loaded to Zwift, RGT, Garmin, ErgVideo, TrainerRoad, Computrainer, and more, so that you can see your workout and interval numbers right on your device.


Included with your plan:
- User guide
- Testing protocol
- Coaching tips and comments
- Free strength training routine from Menachem Brodie


Need help loading your structured works to Zwift or other devices? Click here to read instructions.


We've got more plans!


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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How it Works

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x4
07:09:00 03:00:00
Day Off x3
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
07:09:00 03:00:00
Day Off
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Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • Heart Rate Monitor

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.


  • This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
  • Access your training plan anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps.
  • Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
  • Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
  • 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

Refund Policy

This plan is protected by our Refund Policy and may, with the author's approval, be exchanged for a plan of equal value from the same author.

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