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Criterium 8-Week Plan

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Author

Val Hopkins

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Length

8 Weeks

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Plan Description

This 8-week Criterium plan is a power-based plan designed for racers who can devote 8-12 hrs/week to prepare for their A race. The weekly TSS averages 700 with a focus on threshold development, VO2max work and sprints. This race winning combination will enable you to ride away for a solo break as well outsprint the group if your race comes down to a final sprint.

You should have a solid base of at least 6 weeks prior to beginning the plan. The workouts are built with Training Peaks Workout Builder so that they can be downloaded onto Zwift, Garmin, TrainerRoad, and other such devices. The Workout Builder allows you to see your individual training targets in a graphic representation of the workout so that you can quickly glance at it to understand the details without having to manually calculate your FTP and read lots of text. A weekly strength workout is also included.

As the 2018 New England Pro Ladies Criterium Champion, I know not only how to train properly for Crits but how to win them. If I can do that, so can you!



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x6
9:03 hrs 3:51 hrs
Strength x1
0:39 hrs 0:45 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
9:03 hrs 3:51 hrs
Strength
0:39 hrs 0:45 hrs

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter

All supported devices

Val Hopkins

LivPowerCycling.com

I create personalized training plans for all types of cyclists, for those just getting into the sport by riding their first gravel grinder to seasoned elite riders who specialize in crits and road races. I recognize the differences between how women and men need to train, and how much age really does matter. My plans include strength training workouts that work with the progression of the riding intensity. I also offer indoor alternatives for when you just don't want to ride outside.

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