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Cyclocross- 8-weeks until CX season - (Cat. 2-3 Racer)

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Cyclocross- 8-weeks until CX season - (Cat. 2-3 Racer)

Includes Structured Workouts

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Author

Alison Powers/ ALP Cycles Coaching

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Length

8 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

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Plan Description

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!

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x4
08:40:00 04:00:00
Day Off x2
—— ——
Strength x1
00:19:00 00:25:00
Custom x1
00:34:00 00:40:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
08:40:00 04:00:00
Day Off
—— ——
Strength
00:19:00 00:25:00
Custom
00:34:00 00:40:00

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter

All supported devices

Alison Powers

ALP Cycles Coaching

The only person, in history, to win all three road discipline Nationals championships in one year (2014), Alison is the owner and head coach of ALP Cycles Coaching. She has been coaching cyclists for 10+ years. Thanks to her background as both a national level ski racer and bike racer, she brings an unparalleled knowledge and skill base to cycling. USAC Level 2 coach, BICP Level 1 Skills Coach, TrainingPeaks Level 1, Wilderness First Aid, BICP Ride Leader, and NICA Level 2 coach.


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