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Go the Distance: Double-Century Training Plans
ByHunter Allen
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A double century, or 200-mile ride, is a big goal for many cyclists. Add some big climbs and frequent rollers and the challenge is on! The most important element in completing a double century is determination. You are going to have to maintain focus on your goal, while riding longer and harder than ever before. If you want to do it, and think you can, you will, and it’s going to be a great ride along the way.

This Double Century training plan will help you get ready. Let me introduce myself, Hunter Allen, your coach. I have ridden many ultra-endurance events and completed a few double centuries myself along with coaching even more athletes to successful double century races and rides.

These 12-week plans are designed for road cyclists that want to do a double century and have between 12 and 20 hours a week to train. They will prepare you to ride in the pack, manage your pace, and have you ready for your event.

Choose Your Plan:

Double Century, Survive: This plan will prepare you for the challenge and give you the confidence needed to survive your first double century. To complete this plan you should have at least a year or two of riding under your belt and have completed multiple century rides to ensure you are ready to complete this plan.
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Double Century, Thrive: This plan will push your limits and raise your pace for your fastest double century ever. To complete this plan you should have at least a year or two of riding under your belt and have completed multiple century rides to ensure you are ready to complete this plan.
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Regardless of which plan you choose, you’ll get:
•    Daily e-mails reminding you about the workouts of the day
•    Detailed descriptions of each day’s workout
•    Tips on training, nutrition, recovery, and more
•    An interactive training log that allows you to track mileage, routes, meals, and more
•    Tools to upload data from your Garmin, GPS, heart-rate monitor, or other training device
•    Access to workouts from your smart phone
•    Nearly 400,000 routes from around the world and tools to map your own

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That’s the very informational article and this new strategy sounds interesting . Thanks for providing such an important information through your post in a simple.
Really hated this Facebook post. I don't mind clicking past ads, but I do mind having to provide personal information that will probably add more spam to my email box just to read an article. Posts like this will make be click less, and share less. Going back to my magazine.
To think that I was so interested in the article that I looked for it before it was even available yet. (articles aren't released until the retail date of the issue) I just got a chance to come back and check out. I was expecting something similar to their century plans, not an ad to pay for an e-mail plan. Very disappointing indeed. I'm sure I can find free advice elsewhere.
Amen, uptitus. I too got sucked in. Bicycling's 'come-on' is posing as an ad. Bicycling should be ashamed if they're not getting a cut of the action. Things like this make it easy to think the cycling tests they do and report on, and their selection of the 'Best of Whatever' may be tainted. My subscripion is up this month, and I don't want to pay for advertising disguised as editorial content. You disappoint, Bicycling. It's like seeing Lance in drag. I'll think about my renewal
agreed with above don't appreciate the bait & switch at all
The headline made it seem like this would be a typical Bicycling article, as almost all of the headline links on the home page are. Instead, this turned out to be an infomercial with no useful information in it at all. It primarily features links to a coaching service that you pay for. This is a cheap come-on on Bicycling's part. I'm aggravated that my interest led to someone's mercenary intention. Shame on you, Bicycling. Keep it up and you've lost yet another valued reader.