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I am doing a century in 8 weeks exactly with 13000+ feet of climbing. I currently live and train in south FL, so no mountains or even hills to train on. 100% flat roads, but windy most times. I do have a power meter and my measured FTP as of last week in about 230. I know I can finish the ride, but I want to do it in a decent time for myself (whatever that is) without breaking any records. So, here is my self made training plan. Please critique it to death and add or subtract anything you think would be helpful.
Sunday: Long ride of 4.5 hr at 70-80% FTP
Monday: no ride or recovery 1 hr ride at 50-60%FTP
Tuesday: 2x20 min at FTP and 1 Hr at 80% FTP. Will try 3x20 min at FTP during weeks 6+7.
wed: 1 hr at FTP
thursday: recovery 1 hr at 50-65 FTP
Friday: 3x10 min FTP plus 1 hr at 80% FTP
Saturday:3-4 hr ride at <80% FTP
Week 8: no intervals. Easier rides 1-3 hr.
I certainly want to get stronger and faster at the same time even though I am going to pace myself during the actual ride. My main questions are:
1. Will this plan make me stronger while climbing? If not how should I alter it to make me stronger on the climbing portion specially.
2. Does this seem reasonable for an 8 week plan? If not, suggestions?
3. Any suggestions to modify this particular plan?
Thanks in advance.
On another note, I didn't realize NC had another ride this summer full of lots of climbing. I thought the Assault on Mt. Mitchell and Carolinas were it. I'm actually feeling kind of lucky to be an NC resident right now.
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