Fall Training (September - October)
Focus: Fitness Maintenance
For those who are done racing for the season, we expect you are looking forward to a lot of joy riding outside during the lovely fall weekends. However, it’s also important to continue to keep 1 - 2 days of intensity in order to maintain the majority of your hard earned summer fitness.
If you race CX or are a Triathlete with late season events, these high intensity workouts are essential as you build into your peak racing form.
Winter 1 (November - December)
Focus: Cycle Strength
Before you can really go fast you have to prepare to go fast. The key elements in this preparation phase are to develop leg strength and efficiency. The goal of this phase is to help get you ready for very high quality race specific workouts coming in the spring. You can expect to see a LOT of climbing intervals during this phase of training.
Winter 2 (Jan - February)
Focus: Engine Building Phase
These sessions will include longer efforts targeting threshold power to help you increase your sustainable power, climb better, and improve your overall cycling performance so you can finish each ride with the lead group!
Spring Training (Feb. - April)
Focus: Peak Power
Now that you’ve built a foundation of strength and sustainable power, it’s time for even higher intensities. These VO2 specific efforts will prepare you for county line sprints and make it or break it moments that will come up in your group rides and road races.
Summer Training (May - August)
Focus: Specific Race Intervals
At this phase of this season your personal event schedule should take precedence over group workouts. Depending on your schedule you’ll need to focus on sprints and attacks, steady TT efforts, or Hill climbs. You can choose the workouts that best fit your training needs while preparing for you summer events.