Upgrader: Category 4 to Category 3 (Road)
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This training plan will prepare you to make the jump from Category 4 to Category 3 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.
Start the plan on a Monday!
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|8:34 hrs||4:00 hrs|
Day Off x2
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||8:34 hrs||4:00 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter