@FRANK, regarding one of the questions you answered yesterday from Ryan and his son who likes cyclocross. THANK YOU for stating that a 10 or 11yo should NOT be FTfP’ing! Everyone who knows me in the Mid-Atlantic knows I have a 10yo daughter who also races 'cross. But more importantly, everyone knows that she doesn’t train, she only rides maybe 10 or 20 minutes a week with the neighborhood kids for fun, and has many other non-cycling activities. Also for fun, she and her girlfriend started their own CX team this year, HEC (Health, Education, Cycling), mainly to promote the health and education part and she actually wants to travel to Tacoma this December for CX Natz since it’s her first year of eligibility. The good thing is that she knows and understands that she will likely get crushed, but also have a blast in the meantime. My point is that I hope more listeners of this podcast, and readers of the forum, will think twice about pushing their young ones into training and training plans at such a young age. Unfortunately, I do know some coaches out there who do coach 10 & 11 yo’s. Glad to hear you are steadfastly against this!