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    CX Training?

    Anybody know any good links to training blogs, training tips, training routines, that sort of thing? I'm looking to start a training group in Central Oregon and I know there are a million uber-pro athletes and personal trainers out here, but I'm a DIYer with little money and limited time to dedicate. I just need some good tips and training tools to use with the group or partner a couple of days a week.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Velonews.tv has a few good online videos. Click on "How-To" at the top bar, the scoll down most of the way.

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    Assuming you're fit, and you can get on, and off your bike quickly...

    Run, run, run, run, and do core work (pushups, pull-ups, and crunches).
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    Since you can train with a group I suggest making some barriers and finding a park to set up a course with as many cross elements as you can (barriers, off camber turns, run ups, etc) thats about 4 - 7 minutes long and have mini 2 lap races on in it. 4-8 races with limited recovery time in between will be very good training and just one day a week of this will make a difference. This should take about 2 hours.

    Another day in the week you could workout for an hour doing either 2 20 minute intervals at threshold or some kind of higher intensity intervals such as 5x5mins, 8x3s, etc

    A third day you could do some running for about 30 minutes or so

    A forth day you could go for a short 30-60 minutes easy ride practicing things like starts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfcrossrider View Post
    Assuming you're fit, and you can get on, and off your bike quickly...

    Run, run, run, run, and do core work (pushups, pull-ups, and crunches).

    Do "burpees", too. Nothing gets you in shape like doing burpees. No, I'm not talking about what happens after you chug a coke.

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