After no longer being able to afford a coach I decided to create my training schedule myself...gotta start somewhere and after using as many available resources as possible and from past workouts I'm in the process of creating a training layout but have some questions that I was hoping you guys could help me answer. I just finished cyclocross racing last month so I'm still in the transition phase, trying to recoop my body and retrain it. I will be racing in both cycling and triathlons however this is my first year racing triathlons and cycling is my primary sport to train for.
My Training Races start in March, I plan on racing the entire spring and summer with two A races, both stage races, one in July and the other in September, and a bunch of criteriums, time trials, and classics in between.
I'm assuming I should start up my base building within the next few weeks? In which case I build up to a large amount of mileage? I figured before I start my build phase I wanna do a century to make sure my aerobic phase is complete? I figured I"d have till March to work on my base.
Once March comes around and I start the training races I assume that this, right into like April or May, I'll be able to just include the racing in as my build training? As interval/anaerobic training?
But when I'm done the build training how do I race to my two A races without peaking out too soon? I don't know how I would organize this?
This will be my second year of competive racing, 2005 was my first, and I didnt' start getting somewhat good results until cyclocross season. My plan in 2006 is to rip out the first 10 races to get out of Cat 5 and get myself into cat 4 so I can start working towards becoming a cat 3? I'm using the Triathlon training as cross-training. This is the first time that I'm attempting to actually "TRAIN" myself and need some guidance.
Thanks in advance,