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Cyclocross Summer Sweet Spot

Designed By Coach Frank

This six week Cyclocross Summer Sweet Spot training plan is perfect for the cyclocross athlete that likes to plan ahead during the summer and recognizes the importance of putting in a good ‘base’ for ‘cross. Once that base is built, you’ll be ready to move onto the harder stuff, ideally with our Cyclocross Intervals plan.  It’s also just right for the athlete who has been riding a little bit or has completed another FasCat Sweet Spot training plan. Every week you’ll progress thru structured Sweet Spot intervals and practice your cyclocross skills to make sure you’re not wasting your hard-earned watts.

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This six week sweet spot cyclocross training plan is perfect for the cyclocross athlete that is planning ahead this summer and recognizes the importance of putting in a good ‘base’ before moving onto the harder stuff, aka cyclocross intervals.  It’s also just right for the athlete who has been riding ‘some’ or has completely another preparatory sweet spot training plan.

Every week you’ll progress thru structured sweet spot intervals and practice your cyclocross skills while sweet spotting.  There are run workouts too, and we aren’t talking about ‘jogging’ – these are run workouts specific to cyclocross!  Hint hint: you’ll be shouldering or suitcase carrying the bike for a ‘2 fer’ workout, running and a skill. And since its pre-season you’ll work on your explosive power with standing starts and plyometrics >> All in the name of accelerating quickly off the start line, after a bike remount, out of corners and slow techy course sections.

Additionally, this sweet spot training plan includes all the “marginal gains” you need to do for great cyclocross training: Recovery Techniques, Rest Days, Yoga, Foundations, and best of all, Strength and Conditioning – all you need is a physical therapy style rubber band a FOAM Roller and MOTIVATION! There are instructional videos in the plan for you to follow along at home.

You’ll perform structured Sweet Spot and Cyclocross Skills work (also @ Sweet Spot) and have the option to join group rides on the weekends (where we coach you how to sweet spot on the group ride). There’s also recommendations for riding longer/shorter for flexibility so you can stay on track when life throws a curve ball.

Questions about the Six Weeks to the Sweet Spot or using this training plan? See our FAQ below or email/call: help@fascatcoaching.com or 720.406.7444

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15 reviews for Cyclocross Summer Sweet Spot

  1. Matthew Kramer

    I’m fully bought in on sweet spot and this plan just what I needed to continue my progression toward my come back season following a long injury recovery. I came in with my FTP about 10% down and am now within 3% of my peak. Love the structure, but also how the workouts provide flexibility. Think free form sweet spot. Ready for the 6 weeks to CX plan

  2. Alby

    a bunch of fun and woooow intervals

  3. Alby

    I love this plan, my threshold has improved by 10 watts and I have more power over 30 seconds

  4. Athena

    I just completed the Basic plan and really appreciated having a plan to meet my time availability. Don’t let the Basic label fool you–this plan was still serious about being CX-specific. The workouts were varied and allowed for a nice amount of flexibility with some weekday and weekend rides to include mtb, group rides, short track and choose your own sweet spot adventure weekend rides, so I didn’t have to give up fun and social riding.
    The plan spreads the time over 6 days of the week, including both weekend days, and the 4-8 hour duration seems refers to the cycling portion, so the off-bike workouts took me a little over. I found the off-the-bike workout recommendations, specifically the strength and conditioning, plyometrics and foam rolling, to be helpful and holistic. Beware that the “Run” workouts take longer than stated after the first few weeks. This plan is jam-packed.

  5. Andrew G

    Enjoyed the 6 weeks of sweet spot- excellent structure and liked the online resources for non-bike work like back foundation and yoga. Was a really good build up.

  6. Pat

    First off, having the ‘Basic’ and buying based on the number of hours you’re willing to ride is perfect. Nothing beats up the ego like a plan that says ‘ride 12 hours this week and you can only do 6.’

    The intervals were just complex enough to be interesting, but not overly complicated.

    I’m impressed enough that I’ll be purchasing the next one!

  7. Alexander Hegeman-Davis

    I have never before used a cyclocross plan during the to increase my fitness for cross season. This plan provided an regime that I could easy complete with all other things that life throws at you. I feel stronger and am more ready to be competitive this cross season.

  8. Chris Huck

    This plan was quite a departure from my normal prep for cross season. I had past success with my old ways but, I felt that I’d plateaued. After going through these six weeks, I feel dramatically stronger than I felt even before the 100K mountain bike race that I did earlier this summer. My fitness curve has been on a steady incline since the beginning of this plan. I’m looking forward to continuing to the Cyclocross Intervals plan and going into cross season stronger than ever! The improved fitness has been a huge motivator when workouts were tough.

  9. Todd

    This plan has helped me both physically and mentally prepare for the upcoming CX season. I feel stronger than I have in past years when I had usually just ‘road lots’, without any structure to my training. I look forward to the next training plan in the series.

  10. Nick

    For someone with a 9-5 job, the structured workouts during the week really sharpen skills and acceleration, while the more free form weekend directives keep things fun and flexible.

  11. Ben Reidy

    Another great plan by the guys @ Fascat Coaching! Found the intermediate just right for me with out causing too much fatigue but still raising my CTL and FTP. Few days off then on to next plan!

  12. Michael

    This plan is tough, but it will really help you build up some fitness, and hill run ups are tough and good!

  13. Andrew

    This is a fantastic training plan! I started this plan with the hopes of building stronger legs and I have done just that. I have followed each plan up to this point, and I am experiencing a much better and controlled power output. I used to struggle putting down a consistent power output when my legs were under load, but this plan has really allowed me to pedal harder for longer.

  14. Brendan Pierce

    I really liked this training program, I was never too gassed to function as a dad or a doctor.

  15. Nick

    How far in advance of the start of one’s cx season should this plan start?

    • Frank

      12-24 weeks out. The sooner the better to raise your training load/CTL and afford yourself the time to move onto cyclocross specific intervals and training races

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Basic (4-8 hours/week), Intermediate (8-12 hours/week), Advanced (12-16+ hours/week)

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