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Cyclocross Build + Race Season Training Plan

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Cyclocross Build + Race Season Training Plan


Peter Glassford

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17 Weeks

Plan Description

About the Plan

This plan provides you with workouts and progressions towards cyclocross season. Workouts based around working on cyclocross skills and specific cyclocross fitness. The plan can be adjusted from ~6-15 hours per week, more restrictive or larger volume plans are best done as 100% made for you 3-month plans (see below)

The plan is 16 weeks long. The last 4 weeks should have your main races in it therefore many people are best applying to start in August to allow for October and November as the main race months.

Races are assumed starting about 1-month into the plan and directions for how to deal with no-race, single race, or double race weekends are provided.

Ideally, you will have completed a general preparation or 'base' phase to establish fitness and cycling skills before this more specific block of training.

I have an 'offroad base' plan in the training peaks library as well (see all my plans )

Some bike workouts include structured downloads for use on Garmin/Zwift/Trainer Road but please note that many workouts DO NOT have downloads as they are meant to be done on the cyclocross bike and adjusted to fit your specific needs.

A 10 min core routine is suggested around the main bike training.

Workouts provide options for outdoors or indoors depending on your location and weather.

Do you have an Irregular Schedule or Want a Custom Training Plan?

Consummate Athlete offers a 3 months Made For You Plan, which eliminate much of the friction of pre-made plans because it takes your schedule, goals, equipment, and abilities into account Learn about 3 Month Plans

Please feel free to Email Peter for more details

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x5
07:21:00 03:00:00
Strength x2
00:22:00 00:10:00
Other x1
00:02:00 00:30:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
07:21:00 03:00:00
00:22:00 00:10:00
00:02:00 00:30:00

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

~ Peter Glassford - Cycling Training Plans & MTB Coach - Ontario, Canada ~

Consummate Athlete - Cycling Coaching

Peter Glassford is a Mountain Bike Coach from Ontario, Canada

His business, Consummate Athlete helps busy adult athletes balance life and big adventures by focusing on Consistency, Confidence, Cross-training and Community! Our website offers articles and a podcast for anyone interested in a different perspective on endurance training as an adult.

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