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Cyclocross Tips

Training Tips for Cycling with Coaching Advice and Expertise from the FasCat Coaches.

#secrettraining: To race or not to race

#SecretTraining, Coaching Advice, Cyclocross, Off-Season Training

The spring bike racing season is upon us. If you’re a cyclocross racer this can be a tough time of year. While your buddies are hitting peak form and looking to mix it up at the front of…

#secrettraining: How to have a Cyclocross Race Season

#SecretTraining, Cyclocross, Podcasts

Perhaps #crossiscoming. Perhaps #crossisnotcoming. Regardless, we are going to have some fun with this one. We’ve created a 6 week Strava CX challenge to keep you motivated, inspired and ready to race just in case it’s necessary. Here’s…


#SecretTraining, Cyclocross

Quite often we are asked how to make a practice cyclocross course so one can use it as part of their weekly training program. If you live in a typical suburban area this might be fairly easy to…


#SecretTraining, Cyclocross

It’s November and the cyclocross season is nearly over! Hard to believe. I always loved this time of year because I knew the weather was getting worse and my competitors were starting to crack. The more harsh the…

Six Weeks till Cyclocross – how to train for cyclocross

Cyclocross, Podcasts

It’s August 1st, which means #crossiscoming in approximately 6 weeks. It’s time to get serious about training, honing cross-specific skills, and prepare the body for the demands of cyclocross. Have no fear our “oh shh*t six week cyclocross…

How to Bunny Hop for Cyclocross!

Cyclocross, Videos

Watch Coach Brandon demonstrate the elusive but oh so important CX bunny hop in this quick tips video.

How to Peak for Cyclocross Nationals

Cyclocross, Races, Training with Power

US Cyclocross Nationals is about 8 weeks away (depending on when you are reading this) and there is still time to train ‘get faster’ for the State and National Championships.  I like to use the Performance Manager Chart…

How to Warm Up for Cyclocross Racing


At the start of every cyclocross season, athletes ask us how to warm-up for cyclocross racing. It’s a great question, and we’ve seen very few athletes be able to get up off the couch and perform a great…

Cyclocross Interval Workout for the Pre-Season

Cyclocross, Intervals

Here is an introductory cyclocross interval workout you can perform before the racing starts  that’s just the right amount of cyclocross specificity and volume: Zone 6, Over / Unders: 4 x 2.5 min On 2.5 min OFF with…

Cyclocross Run Training Preparation


Walk Before you Run.  Coaches love this expression and never could it be more true and beneficial for cyclocross athletes.  Send any cyclist out on their first run since the last cyclocross race and I guarantee they come…

Cyclocross Clothing


Cyclocross clothing for cold weather racing obviously includes your bib-shorts and your jersey…ain’t no one racing ‘cross naked this fall if we have our say in it. Beyond your team kit, things can get tricky when choosing apparel…

Nutrition for Cyclocross Racing

Cyclocross, Nutrition

Nutrition for cyclocross racing can be challenging given the high-intensity nature of cyclocross races. Nutrition mistakes during and around cyclocross racing are one of the most common ways to sabotage your form on race days this fall. You’ve…

The Perfect Cyclocross Race Start


The cyclocross race start is unlike the start of any other discipline of cycling. Cyclocross race starts are unique because athletes need to have their best sprint at the start of the race, rather than the finish. I’ve…

Cyclocross Skills to Bring to Your First Race


So you want to race cross? Yes! Here are 4 cyclocross skills to bring to your first cyclocross race! You’ve heard of this thing called cyclocross and you want to give it a try but don’t know where to start? Fortunately,…

Cyclocross Running


You may or may not love running, but your cyclocross running should be skill to focus on during cyclocross season. Building a program for cyclocross running that is specific to your abilities as a cyclist is the key.…

Cyclocross Training & Racing 11.11.03


When I sat down to write this article about the training benefits of cyclocross racing I couldn’t help but reminisce about a picture that hangs above my desk. This truly epic ‘cross race brought back memories of an…