cyclocross specific training

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  1. zewol

    zewol New Member

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    Hi guys, I'm looking for advices on building a specific training program for 'cross... any idea?

    and I wanted to know if any of you knew Simon Burley's Cyclocross training and technique book and is it worth buying?

    thx for your info!
     
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  2. zewol

    zewol New Member

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    any clue guys?
     
  3. ed073

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    Have you ever raced a cross race? If not this might be helpful.

    http://www.roadcycling.com/news/article435.shtml

    If so then its probably not what you are looking for. Good luck
     
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  7. zewol

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    Yes i did some 'cross racing last year... I am really looking for this sport! but forgive my ignorance, i thought there might have been really some kind of training mainly oriented on cross since i won't race on the road...
     
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    if you require something specific, your best option is to get a coach. At RST we have coached national champions at cross, and would be happy to help you out.

    Ric
     
  9. zewol

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    Is your website down.. i tried to look it up tonight and I could'nt load it...(april 19th 9pm)
     
  10. ric_stern/RST

    ric_stern/RST New Member

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    thanks for the heads up. it appears to be working fine for me now

    please let me know if you're having any further issues,

    cheers
    ric
     
  11. GuyStevens

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    This implies following a training programme for road races is essential for cyclo-cross. The physical demands of cross make it closer to a time-trial or mountain-bike race. Of course, training ON the road is beneficial but don't train FOR the road.
     
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    You don't need to do road/mountain bike races to be competitive. However, at the beggining of the season you're road/mountain competitors will be still flying, and it'll take you a few races to find race fitness. As far as 'cross specific training goes, you need lots of threshold work (at least as long as you're race time) lots of vo2max work and some anaerobic work as well. Maybe also some slow speed standing-start sprints, as you do that often coming out of corners and off of obstacles. For running, once you can run 4 or so miles fairly easily, do some hill sprints, flat sprints, and maybe drills like "high-knees." Also don't forget a lot of technique work. And if you don't race until cross season, do something to test your fitness. (hard group rides, tt's, etc.)
     
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