10 Week Training Plans – Just £5

10 Week Training Plans can be purchased during Registration. Plans will be emailed to you 5 to 10 business days following purchase. 

We are delighted to have Dig Deep Coaching as our coaching partner for the Gran Fondo Grio d’Italia Northern Ireland.

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Gran Fondo Training Plans

Dig Deep Coaching have developed three training plans that are aimed specifically at helping different levels of cyclists progress and enhance their fitness towards the Gran Fondo Northern Ireland. They have used their experience from helping thousands of cyclists worldwide to meet their goals to developing the perfect plan to help you improve your lifestyle, enhance your fitness and get trim for the event. For just £5 you will have a 10 week training plan that not only details each days training and exercise in detail but is full of useful tips and links to further information that will help your overall wellbeing and cycling experience. All you need to implement this plan is a bike and a focus to improve and enhance your cycling. The plans detail every terminology and help you understand each session in a simple and clear format. This plan will be one investment that you will see the benefits of long after you have completed the Gran Fondo with renewed fitness and enthusiasm to continue on your journey to better health and wellbeing.

This plan is aimed at the cyclist who is new to the sport and is potentially partaking in a sportive event for the first time. With this plan you will see gradual increases in frequency of training that are aimed at building your fitness gradually to help you complete the 58km Strangford Route in perfect fitness. With the total hourly training ranging from 4 hours a week to 6 hours and 40 minutes with an average weekly training volume of 5 hours 30 minutes over the 10 weeks. This is all easily built around your busy lifestyles and work commitments.

Intermediate Plan – 173km Mourne Route

This plan is aimed at cyclists who wish to take on the 175km Mourne Route and want to maximize the time you have to train each day. Perhaps you have never done an event of this length before or don’t know how to best prepare, this plan will take out the guesswork. A good base fitness is needed to take on this plan with some consistent cycling in the 3 months leading up to starting the structured training. If you have been riding or exercising 3 times a week and have previously done some sportive events in the last couple of years then this plan is for you. This plan will help you get fitter, leaner and increase endurance for the event and help you tackle this challenge with confidence and determination for a fantastic experience. The plan varies week to week on the overall durations with week 1 being the shortest at a total of 5 hours and 25 minutes and the longest are weeks, 8 and 9, which see an increase to 9 hours on the bike. The average duration is around 7 hours a week.

Advanced Plan – 175km Mourne Route

This plan is aimed at the more experiecned cyclist who is taking on the 175km Mourne Route and wishes to maximise their abiltiy across different disciplines with specifc training to hit a fast time and average speed. A good base fitness is needed to take on this plan with some consistent cycling in the 6 months leading up to start of structured training. If you have been riding your bike or exercising 4 to 5 times a week and previously undertaken sportive events in the last couple of years then this plan is for you. This plan will help you get fitter, leaner and faster with targeted training sessions to help your climbing, speed an enduracne. This plan will help you tackle each mountain with renewed ability and confidiecne. The plan varies week to week on the overall durations with week 1 being the shortest at a total of 7 hours 45 minutes and the longest is week 7 which sees an increase to 11 hours on the bike. The average duration is around 9 hours a week.

Dig Deep Coaching Discounts

You will see progress in fitness levels over the 10 weeks. Your understanding and knowledge of the sessions and science behind how your body changes will be an incredible experience and give you information you can take away from this plan.

Should you wish to continue with coaching after this plan and continue your development, then more personal coaching is for you. With your own personalised structured coaching plan – we would love to offer you a month Free* personalised structured coaching. This would take your coaching experience to a new level whereby a consultation would embrace the here and now in terms of fitness, time available to train, what you want out of the bike … and take you to where you want to go with your goals.

More details on our personalised structured plans can be found here: Cycling packages or Triathlon packages. You have until 31 December 2016 to avail of this one time offer. Please email the team at info@digdeepcoaching.com and they will get you up and running!

Please drop them an email at the above address or send them a Facebook message or on Twitter using the hashtag #DigDeepGranFondo to keep everyone updated on your progress and we will share your development with the community of people taking the same journey as you.

*The one-month free applies to all Cycling and Triathlon personalized coaching packages. With monthly payment options you will only have to pay the initial set up fee but no fee will be charged for your first month’s coaching. If you pay for a 6-month plan you will receive 1 month free on top of this so you will have 7 months for the price of 6. If you pay for the 12 month plan you will receive 2 months free on top of what you already purchased so that is 14 months for the price of 12.

More About Dig Deep Coaching

Dig Deep Coaching is a global cycling and triathlon coaching company that provides professional services to a wide range of athletes who simply wish to improve towards a goal. They have an expert team from a wide range of coaches and specialists who help every athlete perform better with targeted and specific coaching advice that allows each person to build their training around their lifestyle.

Dig Deep Coaching have an extensive range of coaching solutions and packages which allow them to help each athlete maximize their potential. If you are participating in you first ever cycling event or taking on the world’s best athletes at an elite level, they use the same ethos and personal service to help you achieve your goals and ambitions.

Dig Deep Coaching have helped athletes worldwide achieve their dreams and they live their passion for sport by helping individuals reach their potential with a personal and professional service.