The last cyclocross racing type is the cross season specialist. It seems like many of the folks raced mountain or road for years and have migrated to cross as they have had other demands on their time. Since cross is a 60 minute maximum race, the training no longer requires 5 hour road rides or […]Read more "Preseason Cyclocross Training – Part 4"
Bike : 5:06:03 (4:44:15 ride time, 4 minute ½ way stop to get food, refill water, 2 minute stop fixing a wheel issue, 16 minutes waiting at lights and signs) The weather turned out to be near perfect for this type of event. It was cool and cloudy most of my ride with a mix […]Read more "Hillbilly Ironman – Bike"
The next type of rider to prepare for the mud and barriers of the fall is the all year roadie. This rider is the classically over trained/over raced bike nut. The road season is pretty demanding and the cross season usually roles without much or any break. Depending on how serious the racer is about […]Read more "Preseason Cyclocross Training – Part 3"
As I mentioned there are several ways to approach your preseason training for cyclocross depending on your goals and your other cycling activities. In this series, I will start off with the easiest category: the year round cross country mountain bike racer. Congratulations, you have pretty much been training for cyclocross the whole year. While […]Read more "Preseason Cyclocross Training – Part 2"
I have discussed cyclocross training before (https://everydayracer.com/2012/08/16/cyclocross-training/). In the next week, I’d like to explore how July/August should look for each type of racer out there. There are two types of racers our there: The all year racer. This guy/gal is always racing and slots cross in as the fall edition of his racing life. […]Read more "Preseason Cyclocross Training"