These 6-week training plans are designed for the intermediate rider with finite training time. We hope to help you experience the benefits of an efficient, well-structured training plan, as you work towards your goals of completing Levi’s GranFondo. Every day has a specific objective, and we will focus on training hard and resting hard. The formula is:
training stress + rest = improved fitness and performance.
Remind yourself that rest is training.
The method to the sequence of workouts during the week is based on setting you up for success when doing the more challenging workouts andhitting the prescribed intensity to achieve the workout objective. In order to achieve this, we prioritize the structured workouts and complete these on rested legs. We then follow the structured workouts with endurance days, challenging you to ride your endurance rides on tired legs (visualize the end of your event) and helping to ensure you truly ride at an endurance pace.
Each week will include suggested on-bike workouts, as well as off-bike stability, activation, and mobility work. The week will include three structured workouts, two endurance days, one day dedicated to stability-mobility (with shorter stability-mobility sessions sprinkled in to the week) and one complete rest day.
Why do we feel it’s important to balance time on the bike with off-bike stability, activation and mobility work? The answer is simple: to ensure your body is working as a harmonious unit on the bike. The trunk stability helps train the invaluable ability to engage and maintain neutral pelvis and spine over the duration of your event, ensuring back health and creating a stable platform for the hips to more effectively drive and deliver power in to the pedals. Hip activation ensures your brain can find and fire the powerful glutes. Consistent mobility helps ensure biomechanical alignment and proper feedback.
Remember training is a great opportunity to dial in the hydration and nutritional strategy that works best for you. There is no absolute here as every individual is different. It is actually what we consume seven days a week that sets us up for success on our rides. Use training days to hone inon your pre-bike food and drink, on-bike fueling, and post-bike nutrition recovery strategy. Hint: I like real food as much as possible, on and off the bike.
Finally, training is as much about physical conditioning as mental conditioning— so find your mental mantra to drive the physical effort. Training is the dress-rehearsal and the perfect opportunity to take the steps and gain the mental confidence that you can achieve your goals!
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