This training plan is made for cyclists who train with power, heart rate, or perceived exertion. We have provided an additional week at the beginning of this plan that contains testing protocol and explains how to set your training zones within TrainingPeaks. That will allow you to know exactly where you are starting with the plan and provide the correct information for testing in the future.
This plan is for the Cyclo-Crosser that wishes CX was 365 days a year. No Joke. This will be hard.
It's an advanced plan for a strong racer already that can handle a solid workload. You want to do this plan and lap the old you at the end of it!
You are a very strong Category 3 or higher road racer and/or an expert mountain biker or above
This plan is made to prep you for the unique demands of Cyclo-Cross and includes some cross-training workouts including running.
This plan isn't for wimps, it's going to make you suffer, sweat and get muddy. And you'll be stronger for it!