New in the Training Peaks Store is our Unbound Gravel Training Plan. If you start with the plan in the new year it provides 5 months of dedicated training for the rigors of racing 200 miles of the rolling Kansas gravel.
The UNBOUND Gravel plan has been tested over many years as different clients have taken on this grueling event and it is designed to give you experiences that will prepare you for race day. As Consummate Athletes, we look beyond just fitness and power to consider how your bike, gear, tactics, fueling, and pacing influence your success. Included in the Unbound plan are links to resources and tips from past Unbound racers (and winners!) as well as reminders about getting your bike/gear setup early and taking off-days.
- This plan assumes you have some fitness base coming into these last 5-6 months (January start for early June event) but could be started in January, February, or March depending on your familiarity with the event/discipline and current fitness. It is set to end on the event weekend so can not be applied to other weekends. (see below to request plans for other events)
- You will need a training peaks account, which is free to access basic features and your plan.
- Weekly Training Time (including core/yoga) ranges between 6-16 hours a week but there are several opportunities to adjust the duration of workouts as your schedule, fitness, and goals dictate (e.g. endurance rides ranging 90-180 minutes)
What is Included?
- Structured Workout Downloads are included for most bike workouts ( for Garmin / Zwift Etc ). Some workouts do not have downloads to keep things simple and provide freedom from focus and devices! (e.g. ride endurance for 3 hours). The first 2 months include more indoor-oriented workouts but all can be done outside.
- A core routine and 1-2 weekly yoga sessions are provided and encouraged throughout the plan
- You can use this plan by HR, Power, and/or RPE. You absolutely do not need to use downloads. The title and description of each workout allow for the completion of the key elements of the workout.