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  • Have been riding on the road for several years and have done one to two seasons of cyclocross.
  • Can ride with a fast moving group, and take your pulls, but when the going gets tough, you’re just hanging on by the skin of your chamois.
  • Are used to consistent training: you’re comfortable riding frequently during the week and getting longer sessions in on the weekends.
  • In the cyclocross races you’ve done, you’re somewhere in the middle of the pack for your grade. A bit more fitness and better skills and you’d be at the front.
  • Your first race of the season is in 7-10 weeks. You want to nail it.
  • You have limited time to train.
  • Weeks 1,2: Establish training routine and habits, set basic tolerance work.
  • Weeks 3-5: Ramp up the intensity and get race specific.
  • Week 6: Ease back a bit to freshen up.
  • Weeks 7-10: Very high-end work with race efforts to put on the final polish.
  • Between 6.5 and 8 hours a week
  • Six days riding per week (3 indoor, 2 road and 1 off-road skills session).
  • Is Mt. Sufferlandria erupting and the ash clouds are forcing you to ride indoors? That's OK, you can do each workout on your trainer (except for the skills sessions). Simply reduce the duration by 25% but increase the RPE by 1. (Not sure what RPE means? It's all explained in detail in the plans.)


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