Alison Powers/ ALP Cycles CoachingAll plans by this Coach
This training plan is for the rider who has built up a descent fitness and riding base throughout the early summer. It's best to start this plan rested and ready to train hard.
The goal of the first week of this training plan is to get back in the saddle and doing some consistent riding. From there, each week builds upon the previous week with added intensity, volume, and specific Cyclocross workouts and skill building.
The goal of the first three weeks of training, are to build your aerobic base while also working on your cornering, mounts, dismounts, and general bike handling skills that are specific to CX.
After three hard weeks of training, the fourth week is a recovery week.
Weeks 5-7 are are more cyclocross specific with harder intervals, run-ups, practice races, mock starts, etc. These are the most intense 3 weeks of the training plan.
Follow along upper body and core strength workouts are part of this training plan. As well as stretching, rolling, mobility.
Week 8 is a recovery week leading into the first races of the season.
This training plan assumes you have 60-90min each day during the week to train and up to 4hrs on weekends.
If you have questions about this training plan, please email Alison@alpcyclescoaching.com. I'll respond quickly!
How it Works
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
Day Off x2
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- 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.
- Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.
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.Still have questions about this plan?