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Cyclocross Base 1: Sweet Spot & Skills w/ Strength Sessions - 9 hrs/week, 13 weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

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Josh Noggle

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13 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

Structured Workouts automatically sync with compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time.

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Plan Description

Cycling is an endurance sport and cyclocross is no exception. This plan will help you build a solid foundation for your cyclocross season by developing your aerobic energy system with a strategic combination of workouts;

- Endurance riding
- Muscular force (sweet spot intervals)
- Neuromuscular drills (cadence drills)
- Strength training
- Running
- Recovery!

Both volume and intensity of all workouts increase throughout the plan.

Strength sessions are performed twice per week and progress in intensity as both leg and core strength are developed. These sessions can 100% be performed with body weight, free weights, or with gym equipment.

Run sessions also progress on a weekly basis in both intensity and duration.

An FTP test is performed at the beginning of the plan and during the final week to monitor progress.

The first week includes a set of block specific notes, training plan do's and don'ts and FAQs. These notes include instructions on how to handle weeks when your time becomes more limited (which workouts to alter/skip/etc.) and weeks when you have extra time (add on to your endurance rides!).

This plan segways into Cyclocross Base 2 which continues to build on aerobic endurance and introduces VO2max intervals.

Good luck and have fun!

Plan Necessities:
- Cyclocross bike
- Bike/indoor trainer with a power meter for power based workouts
- Heart rate monitor
- Your own cyclocross practice location

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x5
06:45:00 03:00:00
Strength x2
01:20:00 00:45:00
X-Train x1
00:20:00 00:20:00
Day Off x1
—— ——
Run x1
00:40:00 00:30:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
06:45:00 03:00:00
01:20:00 00:45:00
00:20:00 00:20:00
Day Off
—— ——
00:40:00 00:30:00

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter

All supported devices

Josh Noggle

I am a USA Cycling certified coach and a category 1 road, MTB and cyclocross racer. Throughout my years of training and racing I have developed my own holistic training philosophy rooted in scientifically proven training methods with an emphasis on fresh and fun workouts. As a coach and athlete I take my training seriously but I make sure not to lose sight of the pure enjoyment of riding my bike.

Interested in discussing a custom training plan? Email me!

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