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Six Weeks Till Cyclocross

Designed By Coach Frank

Well, you’ve done it now: you committed to racing cyclocross and you need to get your act in gear.  Have no fear the “oh sh*t” six-week cyclocross training plan is here! This plan begins before the season starts so you have time to get faster. If you are ahead of the game rock this plan and move onto the Cyclocross Intervals plan before the season starts.

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  • Coaching Support in the FasCat Athlete Private Forum
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  • Daily Email Workout Reminders
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Well, you’ve done it now: you committed to racing cyclocross and you need to get your act in gear.  Have no fear the “oh sh*t” six-week cyclocross training plan is here! This plan begins before the season starts so you have time to get faster. If you are ahead of the game rock this plan and move onto the Cyclocross Intervals plan before the season starts. The most important thing to do is START!  Our Six weeks of Cyclocross Plan includes:

  • Cyclocross Specific Zone 6/Anaerobic Intervals!
  • Skills Drills & Practice
  • Race Start Simulations
  • Run Workouts!
  • Plyometrics! – with instructional videos
  • Acceleratory Power Intervals

This plan is suitable for the cyclocross athlete that wants to hit it hard and smart before the season begins. It’s also just right for the athlete who has completed the “Cyclocross Summer Sweet Spot” Plan.  For the trifecta complete the 3 plans in this order: CX Summer Sweet Spot > Six Weeks of CX > Cyclocross Intervals

Questions about the Six Weeks of Cyclocross plan? See our FAQ below or email/call: help@fascatcoaching.com or 720.406.7444

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed: if you are unsatisfied with the plan, your performance, anything, we will refund your plan at any time.

32 reviews for Six Weeks Till Cyclocross

  1. Dave O

    A solid plan. I was able to start the race season in good shape. The first race didn’t hurt nearly as much as it usually would.

  2. Roger Winn

    This program helped me grow as a CX rider. The focus on running and carries as part of the weekly drills helped me feel a lot more comfortable. The short intervals helped me get used to the stop and go parts of cx. If training for cx this will help you get ready.

  3. Matthew Dube

    Having completed Cyclocross Summer Sweet Spot in July, I started Six Weeks to Cyclocross in August and just completed the program. I enjoyed the structure of the workout schedule as well as the varied levels of intensity and skills. You will do a mix of high and low intensity workouts with skill work to prepare you for competition. But to get the most out of it, listen to the excellent FasCat Training Tips podcast on iTunes and read the FasCat Forum. These supplements reinforce the training and help you become a total athlete by sharing wisdom on diet, recovery and other topics. I suggest that FasCat embed links to specific Training Tips podcasts with the workouts. My road race results have measurably improved. I highly recommend Six Weeks to Cyclocross and now it’s off to CX Intervals!

  4. Gregory Dartt

    I have been working through this plan with the futile hope there would be a 2020 CX season. However, as I’m sure you all know, the current pandemic spike has killed what remained of the planned races.

    The plan was quite enjoyable. I love the variety of activities right from the start. It was a refreshing switch to get back out on the grass. I’ll queue this plan up for next year.

  5. Anthony Rybar

    I really loved the holistic approach to training for cross season. I’ve become more disciplined in my approach as a result. Unfortunately due to Covid there may be no cyclocross season here in Australia, but I’ve enjoyed the plan and the fitness benefits that come with it!

  6. Dave Cencer

    I am a veteran Fascat Training Plan athlete, having used the 32 week off-season plan last winter and the intervals for road racing plan this summer. As a long-time roadie I decided to give cyclocross a try this fall. I purchased your 6 Weeks to Cyclocross plan after having a pretty large base from a season’s worth of road riding. I loved the plan as it introduced me to some completely different workouts that were a lot of fun — even though there was some serious suffering involved. Probably the biggest help came in the form of the workouts that got me outside of my comfort zone and “forced” me to work on some CX specific skill stuff that was completely foreign to me.

    I did my first-ever CX race this past weekend and am happy to say I actually won, even in rainy / muddy conditions. More importantly I was prepared enough to enjoy myself and I think I might be hooked. I am looking forward to plenty of more cyclocross in my future. Thanks again for a great plan.

  7. Iris Levin

    Awesome. Started a little late and was racing at the end of week 4, but it worked out well. The best thing about this plan compared to the time crunched plan I was using previously was that I still got to just ride my bike without intervals some days. Training can make cycling lose some of its joy, but this plan kept me progressing and still loving riding my bike! Doing another one next!!

  8. Derek

    I can’t say enough good things about this plan. It gives you everything you need to get into great CX shape at the end of the plan. It has all the bike workouts, as well as running, strength, and flexibility work you need to be at your best for ‘cross. I really noticed big improvements in my numbers during training and have had great results in my first 2 ‘cross races this year so far. Just stick to the plan and you will see noticeable results.

  9. Forest

    Could not be happier with this training plan. I’ve raced a bit over the last 20 years, but never did any structured training (never got much faster than a Cat 4, either). Now I’m a 45+ guy with two kids and a real job, so I wanted to train “smarter not harder.” Bought my first power meter 6 weeks ago, managed to follow my training calendar, and just took 2nd place in the second race in our series!

    As others have said, it’s not just about the workouts, any coach or training plan can give you those. It’s about the podcasts, the nutrition, the yoga, the 24/7/365 advice, and the life transformation that happens when you decide to go for your black belt in cycling…

    I just signed up for ‘cross intervals. Thank you Coach Frank!

  10. Mark F

    I give this plan an A+. I’ve been coached by a coach the past decade, but this year went it alone. I got this plan as cross season approached and was not disappointed. This plan is about more than just intervals, and takes an integrated approach to making you a better athlete, with strength training, yoga, mobility work. The cycling part is very good, with intervals that are tailored perfectly to the demands of cyclocross. After two disappointing racing seasons, this plan helped me get back to the level I was before. Definitely recommend.

  11. Frank Deal

    Fantastic training plan! I had been self coaching for years based on experience and “feel”. The 6 Weeks Until Cyclocross plan gave me structure I’ve been missing and insight on the workouts intent.

    The FasCat Forum is a great added resource to ask the coaches questions and share achievements about the plan.

    The TrainingPeaks Premium allows for easy logging of workouts, and for the first time I’ve been exporting workouts to my Garmin 520 (they also automatically link to Zwift if you connect TP and Zwift).

    It feels good to be a FasCat!

  12. duncan.lally

    For the first time ever I managed to beat a tough, experienced competitor thanks to this plan. Enjoyed it too!

  13. Dave Cahill

    Real straightforward program and easy to follow, also easily adapted as work/life demands require. I really like the structure it provides each workout and the flow between bike, functional running, yoga, strength. If you are looking for a really efficient way to get in shape for CX then this is a great place to look. I felt like it really set me up well for the season…only regret was not starting it sooner in the summer 🙂

  14. Matt

    The last two years I’ve simply rolled into CX season relying on any fitness left over from a long endurance MTB season and simply added a few Tabata interval sets and some dismount practice. This resulted in back of pack finishes with more beer hand ups than laps completed. Fun but no competitive.

    This year I wanted to get back in the groove and put up some respectable performances. I started this plan with VERY little base fitness but after these six weeks I smashed the local race weekend. I was able to compete both days, two races a day (single speed and open). After two seconds and two fourths I’m extremely happy with the result.

    I’m pretty psyched. I’ve always trained with structure and have worked with both professional coaches and plans before but haven’t experienced so much progress in just six weeks. I’m now considering using a FastCat plan for my entire season in 2019. Thanks!

  15. Chris N.

    A quick way to whip you back into shape for cx season. The yoga is an added bonus and it actually helps. Make no mistake, the tabata/ interval work is challenging but definitely made a difference for me as I wouldn’t have done it otherwise. Just make sure you do the skills work.

  16. Leighton Reuss

    This training plan gave me the structure I needed after a lackluster summer to get sharp leading into the season. The TrainingPeaks app and scheduling made everything incredibly easy. Excited to get the season going this weekend and move into the CX Intervals plan!

  17. Adam

    Fun! On top of the training structure, which emphasizes intervals, handling, running, and recovery (!), buying a plan opens the door to so many other lifestyle and training tips. From yoga classes to special core strengthening to winning in the kitchen, there’s a ton of useful info. I’m riding less but going faster and feeling better all-around. Excited to buy the next training block and see what’s in store. Thanks!

  18. Melissa

    Just finished the 6 weeks till cross plan. I really enjoyed the structure and feel strong coming into the season. I enjoyed the combination of drills, intervals and running. The later running workouts took me longer than noted in the plan and I had to cut some of them shorter due to time limitations, but glad to be pushed and get good running training. Facebook group is also great and response is very quick.

  19. Jamie Servaites

    The 6 weeks till cross season plan was just plain great. It will really push your limits and get you faster. I just completed my first race after following the plan and can see the results. What you get for the money really can’t be beat. I’ve used coaches in the past, and you can easily spend 3x for one month of workouts, and on top of the actual plan, Frank is very active in the Facebook group to answer questions you have. Can’t recommend enough!

  20. filip.photography

    really improving my cyclocross skills and feel ready to race now!

  21. Natasha

    My husband and I did this plan for our main prep right before the cyclocross season this past year and it was outstanding. We have raced at the elite level for 10 years and been coached by a few different coaches over the years. It is always hard to find a plan that fits with both cyclocross specific skills and power, and gets you ready for the season with out crushing you. This plan was hard at times but the perfect amount of recovery which lead us both to one of our best seasons to date. 3 UCI podiums between us and many local victories. We followed it up with 2 x 6 week custom plans to get us through the season and for the first time in many years we were able to finish our season not completely blown with consistent results to the very end. That goes a long way when you are travelling tons over the weekend to get to races and recovery is a must. Very happy with plan and we will be continuing with Fascat for next season!

  22. dsmith

    The plan’s combination of workouts, drills and movement exercises helped preserve summertime fitness, and added the toughness and skills necessary to endure a full season of cross.

  23. Graham

    This program fit perfectly with the training I was already doing and gave me a lot of guidance for how and when to push it harder. I really appreciated being able to just follow workouts and stopped worrying about what to do the next day.

  24. Jeff Garner

    I’ve been riding and racing bikes for about 15 years “this time around”. During that time, I’ve used 4 different personal coaching services including one small but very well known company that’s produced a pro road and crit national champion. While all these experiences were rewarding and I have nothing negative to say, I do find that this plan was equally well designed, highly challenging while still within reason and not inciting excessive fatigue, and produced great results. Particularly once you understand structured training, how to work with a powermeter and are in touch with your physical responses, a plan like this is a solid way to go. For me, personally, this is all I need. Then you throw in all the extra promos and excellent resources…I’m now hooked. I work full time and have a family. I can design my own plan, but that’s time I don’t have…that’s time that would infringe on my training time. This does the work for me, keeps it innovative and provides the accountability and structure I need. I’d recommend it more, but I don’t want to tip off any of my competitors!

  25. Scott B

    Just finished this plan up and will definitely use it again next year. The intervals have gotten my fitness where it needs to be and my first few races have been better than last year. Easy to follow, and the workouts will push.

  26. Barry

    I’ve used some other plans in the past and decided to start working with the FasCat crew this season. I came into late Summer a bit behind on fitness but had solid base miles. This 6 week plan really kicked my arse, literally. I followed it to a T and never skimped or missed a workout. I wasn’t sure how fit or fast I was getting until we hit the first weekday training race. Boy am I fast and fit this year! Hanging at the front of my open SS category and beating guys I would see ride away from me last season. Feels good to be able to hammer and go fas, get it? Getting on the 4 week Race Season plan next to keep it rolling!

  27. Justin Rumley

    This training plan was the intensity and structure that I needed to switch from endurance rides to the fast pace cyclocross brings. I moved up a category and ended up placing in the top 10 both days! With the new power from this plan (FULL GAS) I chased down people both days at the finish line and moved up a place! We are talking closing down a 20-40 yard gap over 28 mph!

  28. Brian Guthrie

    Could really tell a difference in fitness level.

  29. David Selko

    I loved this plan. It had the right mix of CX skills, running and of course on the bike training. I have used some other training plans and found that they are very hard to complete for various reasons. This one kept me interested and on track!

  30. Andrew

    This plan will ensure that you are ready to race. It gets your body used to the light work in the beginning and end of the week with hard work in the middle. If you can get a group together to do the practice races in the middle of the week, it will help you tremendously. My legs have never been more race ready!

  31. Ben Reidy

    Not quite finished the plan, 2 weeks left but so far so good! Had to move a few sessions about a bit to incorporate training for the UK’s ‘3 Peaks Cyclocross Race’ which was easily done. This will def get you ready if you have complete other plans before this such as the Sweet Spot plan. Going to buy the ‘Race & Recover’ plan now so i can plan ahead for my race season. Also, definitely use the Fascat Coaching for Athletes Facebook page as the guys can give you great help and advice if you need it.

  32. sally higgins

    I thought this was terrific! It helped me stay on track and get stronger. Best early results yet – thanks!

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