This 6-week training plan is designed by the 2013 Amateur Winner & 13th overall finisher with a time of 4:51:12, Frank Overton, owner and founder of FasCat Coaching. Frank has applied his own training & experience from 4 years of competition plus coaching athletes for the Crusher in the Tushar and applied it to this training plan. Choose between a basic, intermediate or advanced plan depending on how much time you have to train, your age and ability then get to work!
Consider following the Climbing Plan if you are beyond 8 weeks out! And our sweet spot plans if you want to begin your training Jan – March because this six week plan officially begins June 1st, 2019!
This plan includes plenty of sweet spot and threshold climbing workouts and the all-important Crusher Simulation training rides specifically for the two difficult climbs you’ll face in the Crusher. Read about them in Coach Frank’s race recap from his 4th place in 2016 and his Crusher specific training tip here.
Since a race of this magnitude requires more than six weeks of training you should consider completing the two “Six Weeks to Sweet Spot” Plans 1 & 2 before tackling this final 6-week preparatory plan. If you wanna truly get serious add a climbing interval training program after completing both or either of sweet spot plans 1 & 2 for a complete 24-week plan.
Questions about the Crusher in the Tushar and/or using this training plan? See our FAQ below or email/call: firstname.lastname@example.org or 720.406.7444
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