The circuit race is a mass start, one day event. It usually consists of a 5-25 mile repeating loops, starting and finishing in the same point. The courses may be long or short, flat or hilly, or a combination. The athlete with the greatest overall ability to sprint, climb, and just persevere, will tend to have the most success so your training plan needs to support this.
This Bicycling magazine, Hunter Allen Circuit Race training plan will help you get ready! Let me introduce myself, Hunter Allen, your coach! I have raced in hundreds of circuit races as an amatuer and a pro, and coached even more athletes to successful circuit races.
This plan is for the road cyclist that wants to do a road circuit race and has between 7-12 hours a week to train. This is a beginner/intermediate plan and the workouts are difficult, challenging and fun and for certain will make sure you are My 4 week Circuit training plan will prepare you ride in the pack, handle the speed and be ready to win! Make sure you following each days training, don't give up. This plan is hard but will make you faster!
To complete this plan you should have 4-6 weeks of "base" training totaling at least 500 miles of riding to ensure you are ready to complete this plan.
The plan consists of workouts at various effort levels. It offers wattage, heart rate, and rate of perceived exertion (RPE) options so you can gauge yours effort whether you use a power meter, an HR monitor, or prefer to work out by feel.