Criterium King or Queen 2021 Plan - Get On The Podium! 10 Weeks
Paul OzierAll plans by this Coach
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This plan is designed for the road cyclist training to race criteriums. The goal of this plan is to develop your skills and abilities for the demanding physical requirements of criterium racing. Base fitness and endurance fitness will be maintained during the plan as well.
The plan is built by USA Cycling Level 1 Coach and Cat II road cyclist Paul Ozier. Paul is an Elite Coach at Peaks Coaching Group. Paul has over 25 years of racing experience and more than 15 years as a cycling coach. Athletes coached by Paul have excelled to new levels, set personal bests, won races for their first time, and taken home Silver and Gold medals in state championships.
This is a 10 week plan. This training will develop your power, repeat-ability, and a great sprint. Repeat-ability of zone 5 and 6 efforts are required for successful criterium racing as well as a strong, effectively fast sprint. The ability to handle high power at high cadence (typical for criterium racing) is mandatory. This plan is great to build overall fitness that will also benefit all types of racing. Using this plan is beneficial training leading into your A race when combined with a taper before your event.
We recommend you have the following abilities before beginning this plan:
Cycling 2+ hours
Road racing and/or criterium race experience
Workout Files. Daily workouts Auto Sync to Zwift. You can connect your TrainingPeaks account to Zwift so that your daily training plan workouts inside TrainingPeaks automatically sync to Zwift each day. Complete the workout and Zwift automatically syncs to TrainingPeaks with the resulting data. Workout Builder files also can be used on ERG Video, Trainer Road and most other training software. Workout Builder .FIT files can be loaded on your Garmin, Wahoo, etc. to use as a workout while riding outdoors.
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Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|9:27 hrs||3:03 hrs|
Day Off x1
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||9:27 hrs||3:03 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter