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Peak Criterium Racing Form in 6 Weeks, Cat 5 & M 55+, Heart Rate & Power, 6-8hrs/wk

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Peak Criterium Racing Form in 6 Weeks, Cat 5 & M 55+, Heart Rate & Power, 6-8hrs/wk


Simon Kessler

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6 Weeks

Plan Description

Do you want to achieve the criterium racing form of your Life? This plan is guaranteed to do just that!

This plan is designed by a former international pro rider and now coach to top professionals and local crit racing stars.

The Plan is designed for men and women racing cyclists in Category 5 and Masters 55+. This plan will work well for you if you train between 6-8 hours/week on average. Most of the weeks are around 7 hours/week in this plan, with the option to extend ride times.

The training is designed to first increase your threshold power and ability to make repeated accelerations. You will then dramatically increase your VO2 and Anaerobic Power with highly specific intervals. The final weeks will bring on peak form with crit simulation workouts designed and perfected by the pros.

You can use this plan in preparation for a goal criterium race 6 weeks away or before the start of race season. Before starting the plan you should have a good level of endurance fitness and already have performed sub threshold and threshold intervals. Ideally, 2 months+ of regular training should precede this plan.

This plan is the result of 20 years of professional racing and coaching experience combined with the latest training methods. You will find the training plan highly descriptive and precise, guaranteeing you get the most out of each workout.

Please note you should receive a "Plan Description" PDF with the plan which includes more details and a link to calculate your specific heart rate or power zones. If you do not receive the PDF please email me at:

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x6
07:16:00 02:30:00
Day Off x2
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
07:16:00 02:30:00
Day Off
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Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Simon Kessler

Simon Says Cycling

Do you want to make real improvements but are often left frustrated with your progress?

Coach Simon Kessler's proven track record (since 2001) has helped everyday cyclists and professionals achieve their goals and attain new levels of satisfaction and fulfillment in their cycling.

Our training plans combine real-world experience with sports science and years of experience coaching cyclists from beginner to professional.

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  • 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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