- Are you preparing for a gran fondo or century ride?
- Do you want to not only finish but finish strong and have a great ride?
- Are you looking to improve your fitness and become a better all-around cyclist?
- Are you looking for a structured plan that gives you day-by-day workouts while allowing you to move them around your schedule?
- Do you want more than just a training plan but a plan that makes you a better, well-rounded cyclist?
- Do you want to not only gain fitness but also strengthen your core to improve comfort as well as performance on the bike?
- Do you want to improve your handling ability with weekly skill’s practices?
- Do you want a very affordable training plan that gives you a lot of value?
- Do you want a training plan right now that you could start today?
If you answered yes to any of these, you’re in luck. The I Love Bicycling “12 Week Training Plan For Your Gran Fondo or Century Ride” will give you the outcome you’re looking for with a lot of added benefits.
First – What Is It?
It is a 12 week, day by day training plan that walks you through what to do for a ride and why that specific ride and intervals will help to improve your overall cycling fitness. It will build and challenge you while giving you the adequate rest you need to recover and get faster. Additionally it includes weekly core strength workouts along with a weekly skills practice to improve your cornering, braking, and overall bike handling ability regardless of where you are currently at. Also included are tips to improve your nutrition, hydration, how to dress properly for the weather, recovery, stretching, and how to best be prepared for your event. It is a training plan that will make you a better all-around cyclist.
What Should You Expect?
With this plan, you should expect to commit 5 days a week to riding. Rides will range from 1 hour in the beginning to 6 hours toward the end of your training plan. These will include easy rides, rides with varying intervals to quickly improve your fitness, and long endurance rides. You should expect to put about 6 hours per week toward riding on the low end, to about 12 hours per week on the high end. The rides are of this length to ensure that you are properly prepared for your big ride. Ride times of less than this begins to make it very difficult to be fully prepared for a gran fondo or century ride. The rides can be moved around to fit your personal schedule which is explained how to do to still achieve the same results. You should also expect to improve your overall cycling knowledge as it will teach you proper nutrition, hydration, how to dress properly for the weather, recovery, to include a stretching routine, and how to best be prepared for your event.
What If You Don’t Have An Event Planned?
It’s alright if you don’t have an exact event planned. You can start the plan and see how it’s going and then look for an event around when you’re slatted to finish. If you’re just looking for a structured program to improve your fitness and cycling ability, that’s great too. This plan will do just that and will give you a lot more additional benefits.
What If I Don’t Think I’m Fit Enough To Start The Training Plan?
It’s recommended that you have a base fitness level of riding a few days a week and be able to complete a two hour ride. If you’re not quite to this point, that’s OK. Included is a 4 week preparation plan to get you riding and improve your fitness to the level required to begin the “12 Week Training Plan For Your Gran Fondo or Century Ride“.
When Should You Start The Training Plan?
You should start the “12 Week Training Plan For Your Gran Fondo or Century Ride” exactly 12 weeks before your event. The “event” is included in the training plan on the weekend of week 12. This means you should aim to start exactly 12 Mondays (the training plan starts on a Monday) prior to your event.
Why You Would Follow The “12 Week Training Plan For Your Gran Fondo or Century Ride” Instead Of Getting A Coach
Having a coach can be valuable in the right situation. However, they can be expensive and you may not need the one-on-one interaction. You also may want to become better as an all-around cyclist, not just improving how fast you can ride. This training plan can give you the results you want with additional benefits without the cost of having a personal coach.
Why You Would Follow The “12 Week Training Plan For Your Gran Fondo or Century Ride” Instead Of Buying Another Online Training Program
There are a number of other online training programs but the majority don’t offer a well-rounded approach to improving your riding. They just give you workouts to do and that’s it. The “12 Week Training Plan For Your Gran Fondo or Century Ride” not only gives you focused workouts but also tips, a weekly core strength workout, and a weekly skills practice to improve your bike handling ability. Additionally, this training plan tells you why you’re doing what your’re doing and how it helps you.
100% Money Back Guarantee
You can buy the “12 Week Training Plan For Your Gran Fondo or Century Ride” risk free as if you are not completely satisfied we will give you your money back up to 30 days from when you buy. We are confident in our training plan and want you to get out of it what you expect and if you don’t, you don’t deserve to pay for it. Just email us and we will refund your money.
How The Downloadable PDF Training Plan Is Delivered To You
The “12 Week Training Plan For Your Gran Fondo or Century Ride” is delivered to you instantly upon purchase via a downloadable PDF file. The file is approximately 1.4 MB and 103 pages long.
The downloadable PDF “12 Week Training Plan For Your Gran Fondo or Century Ride” costs $27.
Here is the introduction to the training plan and a few photos of what to expect.
Welcome to the I Love Bicycling Training Plan for a Century or Gran Fondo.
Taking your cycling from a casual level of riding for an hour or two, to being able to complete a century or gran fondo is no easy task. Luckily you found us. We aim to take you through a twelve week training plan where we not only give you the workouts that build as the week’s progress, but also why you’re doing the workouts and why it works.
Additionally, we aim to not only improve your fitness level but all aspects of your riding from bike handling, to nutrition and hydration, to core strength exercises. Cycling is not a “do one thing and get better” sport. It’s the combination of all the little things.
We start off with giving you a couple rides a week to ease into the training plan and then increase the duration and intensity while combining it with adequate rest. Each week will include on the bike skills practice along with core strength exercises. We base the workouts off of duration and perceived effort which you can then combine with heart rate if you are using are heart rate monitor. (Definitely recommended.)
Before each weeks plan, we include a section on an important tip, skill, or knowledge point that we think you should know to help your riding in general and to prepare you for your century or gran fondo. You should focus on that thing that week so it naturally becomes part of your riding and isn’t something you have to think or stress about.
Without further ado, here is your 12 Week Training Plan For Your Century or Gran Fondo. Three months is a long time but it will go by quickly. Follow the training plan as closely as you can and you’ll be ready for your event.
– The I Love Bicycling Team