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Cyclocross Preparation Cat 4-5

Includes Structured Workouts

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Author

Coach Joseph Maloney

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Length

8 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

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Plan Description

The cyclocross preparation plan focuses on developing and training the areas that a rider need to be successful in cyclocross. The preparation phase is between base and specialization and works to lay a foundation for the most highly focused workouts to come as racing begins and becomes more frequent. The Plan assumes the rider has a solid summer period of base already in, and transitions an athlete into cyclocross season.

For weekend when an athlete plans to race, follow the [RACE] workouts instead, with openers on Friday and

The most important rides are scheduled on Tuesdays. These rides improve a riders capacity for for harder rides to come. Thursday’s rides are the next most important. These also help the athlete prepare for burst workouts later while also maintaining the base work. The skills and endurance rides, while important can be moved around to accommodate an athlete's schedule.

This plan is most suited for first time racers all the way up to those with some experience racing cyclocross; category 4 and 5 racers. The plan aims to keep hour as low as possible while giving athletes the ability to race any weekend they choose to.

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x7
9:56 hrs 3:20 hrs
Day Off x2
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
9:56 hrs 3:20 hrs
Day Off
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Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter

All supported devices

Joseph H Maloney

JM Coaching Services

I provide coaching for all levels of endurance cyclists. I specialize in Off-Road training with extensive experience racing at a professional level in both XCO and CX. I want to help you reach your goals and I know that the key to this is targeted purposeful workouts, and engagement. I take care of the numbers, you focus on giving it 100% towards you goals.


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