by FasCat Coaching
This plan is for an intermediate to advanced level Gran Fondo/Century who has loftier goals then just finishing. This rider is willing to push his or her limits during training and has 2 hours to ride per day mid-week. Training at this level will result in significant fatigue post workout. As such, willpower and mental fortitude will be required to complete the following workouts. During this event, this rider will attempt to stay with the fastest group he or she possibly can and has a goal of finishing the event in the fastest possible time.
This training plan assumes you have a base of several weeks of consistent riding/training before it begins. The peak weekly hours are 15 hours and the longest ride is 5 hours.