Fast Legs, Enduring Lungs, Personal Bests
ZWIFT®, TrainerRoad®️, Wahoo RGT®️ and many others are great online training platforms to use with this plan.
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/Master 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.
Benefits of our Training Plan:
- Training plans are reusable
- Designed by a Level 1 Coach
- 30+ year experienced cyclist, racer, competitor
- Email access to the coach
- We build plans for athletes of all abilities and experience
- Dynamic Cyclist Special Offer Discount Code FLEXCORE2023
- Access to PCG Zwift Training Rides Facebook Group
- Our ZWIFT PCG Events and Training Series Page
This plan includes a Coaching Consultation before, after, or during your training plan. A consultation is a 60-75 minute phone call or Zoom/Skype call. This includes you and I connecting your Training Peaks data to my coach account temporarily (I can see your training history, workload, etc.) We can use the data to determine where you are with fitness, look for key items that may be limiting your development, and more. We can discuss goals, events, questions, etc. It is your time. Gather your questions, write them down, then we can make the most of your time during our meeting.
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