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Upgrader: Category 5 to Category 4 (Road)

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Author

Coach Jeff Winkler

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Length

8 Weeks

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Includes Structured Workouts

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


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Plan Description

This training plan will prepare you to make the jump from Category 5 to Category 4 for ROAD events. The plan will develop all the elements you need to place well and score points to upgrade to the next level.

Obviously, you'll still have to execute a smart plan in the races to actually finish well. Only the strongest can outride all competitors using brute force. Be smart in the races and stay close to the front, always "within striking distance". Never waste your energy and time your efforts for maximum impact based on course, terrain and the actions of your competitors.

Ideally, you'll complete this plan just prior to the racing season. Once racing starts, you'll be racing on the weekend and then need to training differently mid-week to make sure your fresh enough to give it you all on the weekend. Check out our "Maintainer" Training Plans for in-season maintenance of your racing form.

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x5
7:59 hrs 4:00 hrs
Day Off x2
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Brick x1
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
7:59 hrs 4:00 hrs
Day Off
—— ——
Brick
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Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter

All supported devices

Jeff Winkler

Winkler Cycling

Over the past 30 years, I have coached athletes to multiple State and National Championship titles in the disciplines of Road, MTB and Cyclocross. I have worked with all levels of individual racers from novice to professional and have coached collegiate, club and amateur teams.

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