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mallorca 312 training plans

How I designed the Mallorca 312 Training Plans

The Mallorca 312 is an annual closed-road sportive/gran fondo that takes place in and around the Serra Tramuntana mountains of Mallorca, Spain. There are 3 distances that you can ride on the day, 167km, 225km and the full 312km which includes over 5,000m of climbing! Around 8000 riders now attend this event from across the world.

What is unique about this event is that you don’t need to commit to either of the 3 distances until the day.

How I designed the Mallorca Training Plans

Whichever distance you ride on the day you all start off together. This means that some of the toughest climbs such as the Coll de Femenia and the Puig Major are included in all 3 distances. With this in mind, I decided to write my training plans in terms of hours. This means you can pick any of the 3 plans regardless of what distance you are riding. I would pick a plan that you are sure you can commit too rather than picking one that you will not be able to fit in around family/work. You can always add a little bit more if you find you have extra time available.

Within each of the Mallorca 312 training plans there are targeted, specific sessions tailored to the demands needed for the event.

Mallorca 312

This plan is for the advanced rider who has a good level of fitness. It is built around 10 – 12 hours of training per week. There is a mix of indoor turbo sessions that range from 1 – 2 hours each along with longer weekly rides.

Check out the plan here

Mallorca 225

This plan is designed for both intermediate and advanced riders. It is built around 8 – 10 hours of training per week. There is a mix of indoor turbo sessions that range from 1 – 1.5 hours along with longer weekly rides.

Check out the plan here

Mallorca 167

This plan is designed for both intermediate and advanced riders and time-crunched. It is built around 6 – 8 hours of training per week. There is a mix of indoor turbo sessions that are around 1 hour along with longer weekly rides.

Check out the plan here

Are you riding the event in October 2021?

Checkout out the Mallorca 312 Briefing with some essential advice and tips for this years event

Planning on taking on the challenge in 2022?

Why not join the Mallorca 312 Training Academy

If you are still unsure or have any other questions then get in touch with me at james@rideharder.co.uk

James

James Walsgrove

My cycling career started in 2005 when I purchased my first road bike and I was immediately hooked. Since then I have completed numerous cycling challenges including Ironman, Lands’ End to John O Groats, Mt Ventoux (all 3 ascents), London to Paris, the BBAR challenge which included a 12hour TimeTrial and more recently the Mallorca 312.

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