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This is a training plan created by Endurance Strong designed to prepare an intermediate + cyclist for a Long Hilly Road Race or Event. On Non-Recovery Weeks this plan ranges from 12.0-13.0hrs/wk and 620-780 TSS/wk and is suitable for a Cat 3 or advanced Masters racer, or more experienced intermediate cyclist, preparing for a 3-5hr or longer hilly road race or event. Recommended starting fitness would be a minimum of a CTL in the 60's which a previous Endurance Strong Intermediate Race Training Plan should have you at. This plan has notes on how and when to incorporate strength training but no other strength training guidance. Endurance Strong also offers this same Training Plan with a full Strength Training Plan included at a slightly higher price point (Best Value), as well as separate Goal-Specific Strength Training Plans available a la carte for further individualization. It is recommended that for the first “A” priority race of the year you do a full 12wk Base Phase and a 12wk Build Phase to reach maximum potential, and use this 8wk Build Phase plan for subsequent “A” races. But if you have limited time until your race or have a good base of fitness already, this plan is sure to do the trick. This plan generally follows the sequence of: 


- Monday - Off

- Tuesday - Intervals

- Wednesday - Shorter Endurance and Strength Training

- Thursday - Tempo / Sweet Spot

- Friday - Active Recovery

- Saturday - Various Intervals and Hills and Strength Training

- Sunday - Longer Endurance Ride


Training Peaks version available here for $10 upcharge.

- Allows transfer to cycling computers, watches and indoor training platforms.

- Includes Basic Training Peaks account where you can adjust training plan workouts in calendar.

Cycling - Long Hilly Race / Event - Intermediate - 8wks

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