Get Race Ready for Criterium Racing in 6 Weeks! Cat 4-5, Masters 55+ (Workout Builder), 7 hrs/wk
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“Get into great criterium racing form with 6 weeks of focused training!”
This 6 week plan is designed to get you ready to compete successfully in criterium racing with proven training that's highly effective. The training is highly specific to criterium racing and shorter road races with lots of sprints, cadence work, V02 intervals, and intervals designed to simulate and prepare your body for the demands of a criterium and compete with success. The plan builds with 2 weeks of threshold and V02 work followed by an easier week. In week 4 & 5 the training ramps up in intensity with V02 intervals, sprints, and race simulation efforts. The final week of the plan (week 6) is a taper week with racing scheduled on the weekend. You can also begin your racing already on weeks 4 & 5.
The plan is in the new Workout Builder format which provides your personalized power targets in each training session which are calculated automatically from your Threshold power number saved in your TrainingPeaks account. Additional benefits of the Workout Builder format include direct training session download to your Garmin or Wahoo device and training session upload to Zwift, TrainingRoad, CycleOps and more.
Designed by former professional and multiple national champion coach Simon Kessler of Simon Says Cycling, coach Simon has coached for 25+ years and has enjoyed an incredible track record as a coach which includes state and national champions on multiple continents in road, track and mountain biking. Some of Simon’s clients have won world championship medals and worn the yellow jersey in the Tour de France. With this plan you receive 30+ years of top level experience in a super effective training plan that will lead to fast improvements.
Before starting the plan you should have a good level of endurance fitness, be accustomed to training 5-6 hours/week, and already have performed some higher intensity training.
Purchasing this plan includes: Email support from coach Simon directly to get your questions answered plus 1 month access to our membership community with Facebook live coaching calls every Wednesday & additional information on nutrition, race day preparation, strength training, warm-up protocols, mental training audios, and much more!
Training for another race or personal improvement goal? Checkout our other training plans for racing (road, time trial, criterium), centuries, gran fondos, base training, power gains, and more. Visit: simonsayscycling.com
This training plan starts on a Monday
The plan is reuasble an unlimited amount of times
This plan works with power only (no heart rate zones)
Designed with the new Workout Builder - offering you more precise training with exact power targets calculated automatically from your threshold power (FTP) saved in TrainingPeaks
Download each session automatically to newer version Garmin devices with the TrainingPeaks IQ Garmin Connect App or to your Wahoo Elemnt or Elemnt Bolt with the Wahoo Companion App
Download each session in many different files formats compatible with: Zwift, Wahoo, Trainer Road, Cyclops and more
For a similar plan with more hours and high intensity intervals see also Peak Criterium Racing Form in 6 Weeks! Cat 2, 3 & 4, Masters (Workout Builder), 8 hrs/wk
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Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|7:15 hrs||2:30 hrs|
Day Off x1
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||7:15 hrs||2:30 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter