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8 Week Criterium (Crit) Race Ready Plan! Improve VO2, Sprint & Threshold! W/ Free 12 Week S&C plan!

Includes Structured Workouts

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


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Optimum Coaching

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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

Are you preparing for criterium racing? Do you want to improve your VO2, Sprint or Threshold? Then this is the plan for you!

This 8-week plan is aimed at cycling enthusiasts that want to prepare themselves for criterium racing or improve their current fitness. The plan is suitable for cyclists who currently train around 4 times per week or would like to increase their current workload. The plan can also be completed by those who are more advanced due to the higher intensity nature of the sessions.
This plan is available from us in a 4, 8 or 10-week format.

Our plans are created using sessions which have been tried and tested with a huge variety of athletes from club and leisure riders right up to current world tour riders! Optimum Coaching has worked with countless of athletes from across the world over a huge range of abilities.

The plan is perfect to be done at any point in the year. It could be done throughout the year to maintain your anaerobic system or just before your criterium event!
During the 8-week plan the weekly volume will vary between 6-8 hours and see a progressive build in training. The TSS will build in a progressive but achievable way to get the most amount of benefit and adaption from the 8 weeks.

The workout intensities are based on power (or perceived exertion). The plan incorporates common cycling language when describing the workouts which makes the plan very easy to follow. By the end of 4 weeks you will be ready for your criterium!

On day 1 of the plan you are provided with more getting-started guidelines and our contact in case you have questions about your workouts. You will also get your free S&C plan.

The plan was created with use of the TrainingPeaks "Workout Builder". Therefore, the workouts may be uploaded to a device (power meter, heart rate monitor or indoor trainer) or a companion app to help you follow the workout easier. This also allows you to see what the workout will be like before starting. For more information on compatible devices and apps and how to export the workouts from this plan to them go to http://help.trainingpeaks.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000325647-Structured-Workout-Export.

The plan was created with the main focus on Training Stress Score (TSS) which can be found in every workout. Your actual TSS may vary from this forecast when you finish the workout but is used as a very good guide. TSS takes into account the intensity of the workout rather than the volume so is much better to use as a prediction for fatigue it will create and performance benefits that it will bring on.

When you purchase this plan, you have an option to share your email with us, we encourage you to check this box. This will allow us to send out follow up emails with more information about the plan and will give you the option to contact us if you run into a problem. We also ask you to provide feedback on this plan after you have finished to see how it worked out for you. Your email address will not be used for anything else.

What will I receive from this plan?
World class training sessions:
- Sessions used in the plan are tried at tested from beginner to current world tour riders!
- The plan would meet the needs from beginner cyclists to elite athletes and every in between.

Access to an experienced coach:
- Have the ability to ask questions or have support on your planned by a Level 2 qualified coach.

Structured workouts:
- Every workout is created using TrainingPeaks workout builder which can be exported to 3rd party apps such as Zwift.
- Each workout can be exported to your device (Garmin, Wahoo etc.)

Adjustable Workouts:
- The programme is designed so you can adjust which day your main event is.

Guides & Manuals
- We provide you with a guide to help to optimise your training such as recovery strategies and fuelling advice etc.
- 12 Week S&C Plan

Promotions:
- All clients that purchase a training plan are given promotions for further plans and coaching!



Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x4
7:11 hrs 3:00 hrs
Day Off x2
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
7:11 hrs 3:00 hrs
Day Off
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Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter

All supported devices

Zak Coleman

Optimum Cycle Coaching

I offer training plans, sports massage and bespoke coaching for riders of all level from beginner to elite level cyclists. Whether it's a sportive, CX, MTB, time trials or road race I can help take you to the next level. Get in touch to raise your game!
My plans have been created with feedback from a variety of athletes from club and leisure riders right up to current world tour riders! I have has worked with countless of athletes from across the world over a huge range of abilities.

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