Masters Cyclocross Training Plan - Build, Peak, Race
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This plan is recommended for Cat 3, 4, and 5 Masters 45+ Cyclocross racers. A heart rate monitor is required. Power is not required, but it is recommended. Typical weeks are 9hrs hours of training, with recovery weeks around 6 hours.
Workouts are set up in the workout builder for simple plug and play with most cycling computers and smart trainers.
One of the benefits of this plan is the ability to adapt it to your needs. You have the option to do the Endurance Rides on cross, road, or mountain bikes. Throughout the plan there are scheduled cyclocross bike specific rides and workouts.
This plan will take a Masters cross racer from the start of their build period through their first A priority race. In order to successfully complete this plan, you must have already completed base training.
Most weekday workouts are 1-1.5hrs.
During this plan 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. The plan concludes with a two week taper before your A priority event.
Throughout the plan you will perform field tests 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
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|7:20 hrs||2:30 hrs|
Day Off x2
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||7:20 hrs||2:30 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- Heart Rate Monitor