Six Weeks till CX Mega Thread w/ Updated Links & Podcast Video!

This thread is for anyone using the “Six Weeks TILL Cyclocross” training plan :slight_smile:

Recently BikeRadar changed the location of the dismounting and remounting skills tip that I was in. The updated links are:

How to Remount: https://www.bikeradar.com/advice/fitness-and-training/how-to-remount-in-cyclocross/

How to Dismount: https://www.bikeradar.com/advice/fitness-and-training/how-to-dismount-in-cyclocross/

Try to get in 10,000 dismounts and remounts in your cyclocross career!

And just as a reminder - here is the Foundations video from Dr. Eric Goodman: https://stream.foundationtraining.com/programs/12-minute-workout

Do this everyday - no back pain, ever

Do you have a good clip on cornering, particularly tight cornering?

Just watched the podcast and it was great! I do have a question: on the 30/30’s wkts, and maybe other hard wkts am I able to add another set if feeling good? Doing lots of the uci races, I feel like I’m turning inside out every time, hoping to make that more manageable this year lol

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Hey @rossblount listen to this podcast dedicated to cornering in cyclocross :white_check_mark:

Don’t add another set @larsonvelo [#FtFP] but do go harder and make more watts :boom:

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Here is the podcast video for the visual learner. If you plan on following this plan, I am walking you thru #FtFP’ing day by day in the pod/video here:

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Listened to the podcast and purchased the plan! Looking forward to adding a bit more structure in the last few weeks. First race is 4 weeks out. Performance-wise, my focus is 6+ weeks out.

Just wanted to say thanks for the great resources!

Frank D.

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Awesome! Thanks & g’luck #FtFP’ing - if you have any questions, ask them here !

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Quick question about the CX Run Workout #2. It the first line it says 2 sets of 5x20 hill repeats, but in the description it says 2 sets at race pace, and then 2 sets full gas. Should it say 4 sets at the top? The duration is only 20 minutes.

2 sets - sorry for the typo.

I’m enjoying the change of pace in the 6weeks to CX plan from the sweet spot plan. I’m feeling the gains and getting psyched to race.

I am wondering how to adapt nutritionally switching from base to race efforts. What are your thoughts about fueling for the high intensity work in this plan?

I get where you think you need to eat differently because now you are going from sweet spot to harder efforts but nutritionally it is not that complicated. You still want to eat the same and listen to your body. Win in the Kitchen with plenty of vegetables and greens and of course carbohydrate is KING.

Monitor your recovery and your power output + your race performances but by a large I do not recommend cyclocross switch styles of nutrition just because they start going hard :slight_smile:

From Masters Athlete Chris:

I have just purchased your “6 weeks to cx” training plan, after listening to your podcasts, should I makes any adjustments to the workouts as I am a “masters” athlete?

Many thanks
Chris

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Hi Chris - as long as you choose the intermediate or basic version of the plan no changes are necessary bc they are designed for masters aged athletes.

#FtFP and you should be all good, good luck with your season!

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Thanks for the advice @FRANK!

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I had mechanicals tonight before I could do my two hot laps. Should I try to get them in tomorrow?