Criterium leg openers and pre-race warm-up

Hey Fascats!

I just finished my “Intervals for Criteriums” plan and now racing weekly in some short crits. Just wondering if I should use the same leg openers and pre-race warm-up workouts from my CX training plan to prepare for weekly Criteriums?


P.S. the podcast on Fatique Dependent Training was really helpful. I used that information to figure out the training need between races.


Yeah you can use those. Criterium sand cyclocross are all about going full gas! So you need to be opened and ready.

Can do 4 x 45 seconds ON; 90 seconds OFF Full gas as pre race openers. Then race day warm up can ramp up to threshold briefly, than complete 2 s 30 seconds ON; 30 seconds OFF Full Gas!


Thanks Jake. One clarification needed; are the 4x45 seconds ON day before or day of race?

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Day before. In the middle of a 1hr Zone 2 ride.