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Join Date: Dec 2008
Bikes: '07 trek madone ssl, DA.
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Check out some of the case studies in Friel's book to get an idea of how to build a multi peak season, it helped me.
Unfortunately it seems that in order to reach you're full potential(cat 3 and higher) in either discipline you will probably have to focus on one more than the other. Or, shorten both cx and the road season a bit to avoid burnout, overtraining, injury, etc.
For me hear in WI the road and cx seasons are relatively short so I'm able to give priority to both, although road is where my major goals lie. Fwiw my last cx race was at the end of Nov and I've been riding between 4-6hrs(mostly rollers) a week since with basically no structure besides "easy" or <75%ftp. I'm starting my first base period next week in order to peak in mid/late june, racing starts in early April for me.
Is there a reason why you wouldn't be able to do the full 3 base and 2 build periods?