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Cyclocross: 16 week CX in season racing plan

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Cyclocross: 16 week CX in season racing plan


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16 Weeks

Plan Description

Plan Summary

Intermediate level (1-4 years cycling)
Riding regularly (4+ times/week)
Plan duration: 12 weeks
8-12 hours week


The 16 week in season racing plan keeps you on the boil for your cyclocross racing season.

The plan provides the following:

- Testing protocols to allow you to track your progress
- Power based workouts, available for download onto common platforms (TrainerRoad, Zwift, Garmin etc)
- Workouts to improve your technical skills, mounting, dismounting, cornering and obstacles 
- Improve stamina and fatigue resistance (reduces the effects of fatigue during long races)
- Improve your anaerobic system so you can cover breaks and attacks in a road race
- Improve your sprint power so you able to contend for the win at the end of the race
- Improve Functional Threshold Power (FTP)
- Free TrainingPeaks account (Premium for first 30 days)
- TSS based plan
- Coach email support

The plan uses periodisation to split the training into 4 x 4 week blocks, each block has three hard weeks and the fourth week is a recovery and testing week.

The focus for all blocks is racing at the weekends, either Saturday or Sunday, with workouts during the week to compliment your racing. The fourth block has less volume and you should condsider switching to less intense training after you have completed this 16 week block.

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x5
07:21:00 02:55:00
Day Off x2
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
07:21:00 02:55:00
Day Off
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Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter

All supported devices

Phil Crick

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Husband and wife team, Phil and Michelle Crick, based in Adelaide, South Australia, offering personalised training plans to athletes of all ages and abilities to help you achieve your racing and recreational goals.

Catering for athletes in three different countries, we are able to coach you remotely from anywhere with an internet connection.

  • This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
  • Access your training plan anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps.
  • Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
  • Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
  • Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
  • Completed workouts sync with popular apps like Garmin and Wahoo. Learn More
  • If plan includes Structured Workouts, then planned workouts sync to compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time. Learn More

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This plan is protected by our Refund Policy and may, with the author's approval, be exchanged for a plan of equal value from the same author.

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