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Faster, Repeatable, Stronger Rider
ZWIFT® is a great platform to use with this plan.
This plan is designed for the cyclist training to race criteriums and/or MTB races, as well as all facets of cycling. The goal of this plan is to develop your skills and abilities for the demanding physical requirements of criterium and MTB racing. Even though the last 10 weeks are focused on two areas, this plan will develop any rider into a better all around performer.
Through years of coaching and racing, I have found that criterium and mountain bike race training compliment each other very well. The final 10 weeks of this 28 week plan target the zones, intervals, efforts required to do well at these events. If you are a criterium racer, the road or trainer is your studio. For mountain bike racers the trainer, road and/or trails will be your studio. If you do both, then mix it up as your choice and have fun!
The plan is built by USA Cycling Level 1 Coach and Cat II road cyclist Paul Ozier. Paul is an Elite Coach at Peaks Coaching Group. Paul has over 25 years of racing experience and more than 15 years as a cycling coach. Athletes coached by Paul have excelled to new levels, set personal bests, won races for their first time, and taken home Silver and Gold medals in state championships.
This is a 28 week plan. This training will develop your power, repeat-ability, and a great sprint. Repeat-ability of zone 5 and 6 efforts are required for successful criterium racing and MTB racing. The ability to handle high power at high cadence that we so often experience in criterium and/or MTB racing is critical. This plan is great to build overall fitness that will also benefit all types of racing.
We recommend you have the following abilities before beginning this plan:
Cycling 2-3+ hours
Strong base fitness
Road racing and/or criterium race experience
Mountain Bike skills
Workout Files. Daily workouts Auto Sync to Zwift. You can connect your TrainingPeaks account to Zwift so that your daily training plan workouts inside TrainingPeaks automatically sync to Zwift each day. Complete the workout and Zwift automatically syncs to TrainingPeaks with the resulting data. Workout Builder files also can be used on ERG Video, Trainer Road and most other training software. Workout Builder .FIT files can be loaded on your Garmin, Wahoo, etc. to use as a workout while riding outdoors.
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How it Works
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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.
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