GRIT Training Plans

Get a GRIT Training Plan

To help support the athletes at Rothrock Grit Gravel Grinder, we created an eight-week plan as a guide to help you prepare for the event.

The plans are delivered via a free Training peaks account and will start in April and end on race day.

The Finisher Plan

The Finisher Plan is geared toward someone who can dedicate 3-5 days a week to riding and wants to finish strong. These plans use heart rate zones, perceived effort notes as the primary daily guide, and structured workouts guided by power.

The Personal Best Plan

The Personal Best Plan is geared toward someone who can dedicate 4-5 days a week to riding, likes to push limits with training, and is competitive. This plan has more hours and slightly more intensity, with more challenging back-to-back days than the finisher plan. In addition, this plan has notes on heart rate and power, along with structured workouts guided by power.

These plans are meant to be a guide for the self-coached athlete. However, no workout or program can be executed flawlessly. Therefore, use each workout as a goal for the day, whether indoors or outside.

You will need a Training Peaks account to use this program. Accounts are free. Once you have an account, go to the web page above, select your plan, and then follow the prompts to load the plan.

These programs are free for Grit Gravel racers; if there are any issues with the above link, email Mike at –

About Mike Schultz

Training plans are written by Mike Schultz, CSCS of Highland Training. Mike has been a full-time coach for 15 years and works with some of the nation’s best athletes. Mike has worked with more than 400 cyclists, leading many to podium finishes. Mike is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CSCS), Certified personal trainer (NSCA-CPT), and USA cycling certified coach. If you want to know more about Mike and the coaches at Highland Training and for more resources and info, visit –