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Intermediate Cyclocross Training Plan - 11 Week Build, Peak, Race

Includes Structured Workouts

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Author

Pete MacLeod

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Length

11 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

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Plan Description

This plan is recommended for intermediate cross racers. A heart rate monitor is required. Power is not required, but it is recommended. Typical weeks will be around 9-10 hours of training, with recovery weeks around 7 hours of training.

Workouts are set up in the workout builder for simple plug and play with most cycling computers and smart trainers.

This plan is designed for the experienced cross racer who already has completed base training and is looking for cyclocross specific training to take them through their first A priority race. It is designed for those who have flexible work/school schedules as there are some lengthy mid-week workouts that are 2-2.5hrs.

You start with the 8 week build period. During this phase the emphasis will be increasing threshold power and speed. The workouts in the build period are designed to improve your starts, increase your power, and improve your handling skills at race pace.

Weeks 9-10 are designed as your Peak period and focus on fine tuning your fitness while tapering for your A priority event.

Week 11 leads up to your main event.

Throughout the plan you will perform a field test to gauge fitness and there are opportunities to incorporate level B and C races.

As always, custom plans can be created specifically for your needs, contact Pete at www.holdfastcoaching.com

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x6
7:31 hrs 2:30 hrs
Day Off x2
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
7:31 hrs 2:30 hrs
Day Off
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Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Peter MacLeod

Hold Fast Cycling

Specializing in Mountain Bike Racing, Cyclocross, and Road Racing. Nutritional Review, Guidance, and Planning.

Hold Fast Coaching offers monthly coaching at $250 per month with unlimited communication as well as personalized monthly training plans for just $125.


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  • Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.

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